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Clayton County Superintendent Discusses District’s Back-To-School Plan

Clayton County Public Schools students expected to return to school on Aug. 2.
Clayton County Public Schools students expected to return to school on Aug. 2.
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Dr. Morcease Beasley, the superintendent of Clayton County Public Schools, says after conducting virtual classes since the start of the pandemic, the district is excited that most of its students are returning to school for face-to-face learning.

“Our children are ready to come back to school,” explained Superintendent Beasley. “We recognize that there are some risks, but we are hopeful that everyone will do their part to help us mitigate those risks.”

Beasley, a guest on Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” told show host Rose Scott that school starts on Aug. 2, and 2,000 students out of  55,000 students will continue to participate in virtual learning.

According to the district’s website, the school system will reopen with four instructional models in place.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.