NEWS STORY: GaDOE compiles listing of closings, COVID-10 resources

Becky Holland,
becky@murphygazette.com

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: As the world has been hit with a pandemic that has us all filled with uncertainty, officials with governing agencies, school districts, state school officials and health departments across the nation are working fast and furiously to produce protocols to keep us all safe, and ‘living as ordinary lives as we can.’

The Georgia Department of Education is putting together plans of action for schools so that students can keep on’learning’ even if not on campus.

On the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) website, there a number of credentialed website links to provide tips, facts and educational resources regarding the virus and much more.

On Thursday, a statement was issued on the GaDOE website (gadoe.org) regarding an update of COVID-19 cases in GA.

It read as follows “Local school systems have already implemented some limited closures in specific areas to deal with recent presumed positive and confirmed cases of COVID-19. During the press conference, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp made it clear that day cares, schools, and school districts have the freedom to implement further closures as early as Friday, March 13, for the next two weeks.”

in his statement, Kemp said that it was for the local boards and school leaders to decide for each of the systems when it comes to closings. “They have flexibility, and regardless of whether they stay open or decide to close, we will support their decision.”

“I appreciate Governor Kemp’s leadership in ensuring our school districts have the flexibility and support to make the best decision for their students,” Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I encourage our local school leaders to make decisions with the safety of their students and staff in mind. My department will be here to support you every step of the way.”

The Georgia Department of Education will post any school closings as they are announced by local school districts to gadoe.org/coronavirus.

For more info, visit https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/coronavirus.aspx


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