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Most Nashville parents want their children in school despite deepening health crisis

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  A slim majority of Metro Nashville parents said this week they prefer to have their children attend classes in person when the second half of the school year begins in January.

Metro Schools this past week conducted a survey asking parents to decide whether they wanted their children to attend in-person, or remotely.

Director of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle told MNPS Board members Tuesday night that 55 percent of parents have opted to have their children attend in-person. Forty-five percent chose remote learning.

Tennessee set all-time records for new cases of COVID-19 on four of the first nine days in December. The state has also recorded new, all-time highs for virus related deaths three times since the month began.

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