Many districts are rolling out plans under Georgia’s Path to Recovering for K-thru-12 schools, which are not mandated or state required.
Local districts have the authority and flexibility to meet their individual needs, that’s the guidance from the Georgia Department of Education and the Department of Public Health.
It focuses on “navigating the academic, social, and emotional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and employees” with the focus on practicing prevention, transporting students, entering buildings, serving meals, transitioning between classes and protecting vulnerable populations.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the state Board of Education might consider a proposal at its Thursday meeting to push school start dates statewide to Sept. 8. School districts are still free to choose their own start dates.
The Georgia Department of Education and Department of Public Health have updated guidance on how to respond if a student or school staff member have had direct exposure to the virus and if they’re showing any symptoms. For more information, click here.
School districts in Southeast Georgia have finalized plans for resuming school during the 2020-2021 year.
News4Jax is detailing those plans below. This article will be updated as new information becomes available.
NOTE: All plans mentioned on this list are subject to change