Coweta County Schools reviewing State’s Reopening Guidelines
From Coweta County Schools Press Release
The Georgia Department of Education released guidance for a “Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools” on Monday.
The guidance, which was developed in partnership with Georgia public health authorities, is intended to help local school systems and communities make plans for reopening schools in the Fall following this Spring’s COVID-19 closures.
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“System leaders and principals are reviewing this guidance to see how it compares with our system’s return-to-school plan,” said Superintendent Evan Horton on Monday. Horton said that the system will continue to review its plans for reopening Coweta Schools on August 6th in the coming weeks, in light of the guidance.
The Georgia Department of Education said that their recovery plan was developed with the guidance of state and federal health authorities, and provides a tiered approach for reopening schools. This approach includes “clear, actionable steps that are advisable before students and employees return to school buildings, along with guidance that is applicable throughout the 2020-2021 school year.”
The state’s recommendations and guidance for resumption of school operations this Fall will continue to be reviewed in the upcoming weeks. Several Coweta County school system leaders are part of that conversation, through their service on state K-12 Restart work groups which are reviewing various aspects of school operations.
The Coweta County School System is also asking parents for feedback regarding Coweta students’ return to school in August. Parents can access the survey on the school system’s website at www.cowetaschools.net.