Nashville's framework for restarting pandemic-shuttered public schools offers three scenarios

Jun 10, 2020


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Metro Nashville Public Schools released its plan Tuesday morning for re-starting pandemic stalled classes in this fall.

The plan was produced by an education task force formed by Mayor John Cooper and co-chaired by Schools Director Dr. Adrienne Battle and Metro Coronavirus Task Force Chair Dr. Alex Jahangir.

Dr. Battle says the school system actually has three plans depending on the state of the health crisis when the school year begins August 4.

If coronavirus is under control by early August, students will return to in-person classes with few changes to their normal routine. If the virus is out of control, students will remain home and study remotely.

Most of the 33 page plan focuses on what happens if the virus is only under partial control, with extensive protocols for keeping students and staff healthy.

Dr. Battle promised a more complete plan will be released in early July.

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