The leader of Atlanta Public Schools says the district must remain steadfast in doing what’s right and safe for staff and students.
“I have this humongous responsibility to make decisions that are carefully executed, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring said on Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look.” The educator was speaking to host Rose Scott about hearing feedback from those who want face-to-face instruction and those supporting virtual learning.
Herring’s comments come on the heels of the Atlanta Board of Education’s virtual meeting on Monday night, which at one point drew a virtual audience of more 1,500 as APS leaders presented Phase II of Atlanta Public School’s reopening plan.
As of now, a final decision about the plan has not been made.
During Herring’s conversation with Scott on Tuesday morning, Herring talked about continuing to look at science and the data about COVID-19 cases to determine when it’s safe to allow students to return to school for in-person instruction. She also breaks down the district’s reopening plan that consists of three instructional models that parents can choose for their child or children.
Atlanta Public Schools is asking parents/legal guardians to complete an “intent to return declaration” by Oct. 12.
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring
To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.