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Early October now the earliest Metro Nashville students could return to in-person classes

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville’s Public School children will continue to learn remotely through at least early October.

Director of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle announced the decision Tuesday night during a regularly scheduled MNP School Board meeting.

In making that decision, Battles noted that Metro’s COVID-19 numbers are improving, but remain high. She also noted disruptions at mid-state school systems that have suffered virus outbreaks since returning to in-person classes.

Battle said some of the district’s special needs students will return to in-person classes in the next weeks. However, most grades won’t start back until after the weeklong fall break which begins October 5.

Even then, Dr. Battle says Metro will take a slow-roll approach to resuming in-person classes, beginning with the youngest students.

The system’s fall sports will, likewise, not begin their seasons until in-person classes have resumed.

To lend working families a hand, Dr. Battle said MNPS will expand its childcare partnership with the YMCA.

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