Gwinnett County Schools tries to figure out plan to return to campus

Gwinnett County Schools tries to figure out plan to return to campus

With just over a month until school starts, Gwinnett County Schools is trying to figure out how to keep students safe and learning. GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Parents in the largest school district in the state have just seven days to decide if they'll send their kids back to campus full time or enroll in virtual learning from home. The district told 11Alive they had to set a deadline so they could have a clear picture of what the upcoming school year will look like for students. So much planning is going in to this: How to socially distance kids in class, how to figure out bus schedules and which teachers will be recording lessons. "The situation changes on a daily basis, if not more frequently. The situation on the ground is changing. But, the reality is, we still have to plan for a school year that's starting in the fall," explained Gwinnett District Spokesperson Bernard Watson. "That start date could change depending on the conditions on the ground, so to speak. So, as we move closer to that date, we are in constant contact with our partners to determine the best option for us as a district. Conditions can change between now and August fifth," he said. While some parents expressed frustration that they have to make a decision about their child's education with so much uncertainty about what could happen next with Georgia’s coronavirus numbers, Watson said the district needs to know so they can figure out their plans. "A ...
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