Education

Fulton County School System Enters Next Phase Of Reopening Plan

Fulton County students return to school for in-person class instruction.
Fulton County students return to school for in-person class instruction.
Credit / Courtesy of Fulton County Schools

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.

Superintendent Mike Looney says the fourth-largest school district in Georgia will begin Phase IV of its reopening plan Monday.
Superintendent Mike Looney says the fourth-largest school district in Georgia will begin Phase IV of its reopening plan Monday. (Courtesy of Fulton County Schools)

“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.

Guest:

  • Fulton County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney

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

 

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