Nashville students back in class, but not back in school
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Metro Nashville’s 85,000 students started their school year Tuesday, but the hallways and classrooms of the system’s nearly 140 school buildings will remain empty and quiet.
Metro made the decision in early July to begin the school year with students studying remotely online.
MNPS initially planned to give families the option of having their children attend either in-person or remotely. However, a sharp jump in new cases of COVID-19 citywide in late June and early July scuttled those plans.
Metro students will attend online through at least Labor Day.
MNPS says teachers will provide daily live instruction, attendance will be kept, tests given and grades recorded.