Monday is the start of a new phase for Fulton County Schools.
Superintendent Mike Looney says the fourth-largest school district in Georgia will begin Phase IV of its reopening plan Monday, which will allow 50% of students to return to school for in-person class instruction.
“Students have been split into two different groups,” Looney said. “The first group would come on a Monday and a Thursday; the second group would come on Tuesday and a Friday, with Wednesday being a cleaning day, a disinfecting day and, quite frankly, to give our teachers a little bit of a break.”
Looney says there’s no one-fit-all approach: Parents still have the option for their children to continue with remote learning. But under the new phase, 50% of students are eligible to return to class for face-to-face learning.
On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Looney talks with host Rose Scott about how the district is putting the health and safety of students, staff and teachers first, the district’s reopening matrix and what students and parents can expect when the district reaches full-time face-to-face instruction.
Fulton County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney
To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.
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