Meigs County Schools has been working to form several plans for the start of the next school year.
“We are still meeting, almost daily, as supervisors and trying to make plans based on guidance with the state department and we hope to have something soon, but right now we don’t have anything concrete,” said Meigs County Schools Director Clint Baker. “We are getting ready to put out some phased re-approaches hopefully very soon but things could change in two weeks because they seem to change almost daily.”
They have planned out a variety of scenarios from everything between starting back normally to having to continue distance learning through computers.
“If parents want to keep their kids online then we have that capability now,” Baker stated, noting that the closure of schools in the spring required the schools to prepare for future use of virtual learning. “We will be able to handle that as well as accommodate those who are looking for other options.”
However, he added that the distance learning will be different from how it was performed last spring.
“It will be a virtual platform where they can take their courses online,” Baker noted. “We will have that available in the fall. Matter of fact, in mid-July we should be up and running for that.”
His hope is that school will be able to return to normal, however they want to develop as many plans as possible to utilize in any situation they may encounter.
“We hope that we can get things as close to normal as possible,” he stated. “We want to be as accommodating for our community as we can so that is why we want to have this virtual option available for those that just don’t want to send their kids back yet.”