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Mid-state school systems are struggling to continue in-person classes

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — Middle Tennessee’s school systems are now clearly showing the strain of maintaining in-person classes during a pandemic.

The Maury County School System on Monday announced that it would “pivot immediately to Remote Learning for All Students.” County officials cited the current surge in new COVID-19 infections.

The Tennessean on Tuesday quoted Williamson County Superintendent Jason Golden saying he’s currently “brainstorming about how to prepare for the rest of the school year.”

Nashville Public School officials warned on social media yesterday that all Metro students may return to remote learning after the Thanksgiving break.

Tennessee’s largest teachers union recently told WMOT infections among students isn’t always what shuts a school or school system down.

Amanda Cheney with the Tennessee Education Association said illnesses among teachers and staff are becoming a serious problem, especially in the state’s rural schools. She noted that “as virus numbers continue to rise in their communities, schools are struggling to keep buildings fully staffed.”

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