It’s spring break for most school districts in the Atlanta area.
But it may not feel like it.
That’s because many of the students have not attended in-person classes since last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made the announcement to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
And even before the governor’s announcement, school districts had to pivot and figure out ways to streamline online learning for teachers, students and parents.
Dr. Grant Rivera, superintendent of Marietta City Schools, joined “Closer Look” to discuss how the district is responding to the global health crisis.
During the conversation, Rivera praised the work of Marietta City Schools’ teachers during the coronavirus outbreak.
“We have 1,200 educators, and they have worked tirelessly” for our kids, he said.
Rivera also discussed some of the challenges of rolling out an online learning portal, providing meals for students and making sure students are connected to the internet to participate in online learning during the pandemic.
Dr. Grant Rivera, Marietta City Schools superintendent
To listen to the full conversation, you can click the audio player above.