Cobb schools superintendent Chris Ragsdale said that Cobb County schools will start fully virtually online on August 17, 2020. However, there is nothing said whether it will continue like this the whole year or just a semester.
But the officials revealed they would like the face-to-face efficient and effective learning to return as soon as possible. And for teachers, they still need to report on July 26.
He said that the area of Cobb still falls under “high spread” for the COVID-19 as per the public health data. “The sooner we can get out of the high spread the sooner we can return to face-to-face,” he said in a question asked by Chriss Davis, a school board member.
For now, students who are into athlete events will be on and no sure information is available about other on-campus events.
This decision has been taken after looking at the concerns that parents and teachers have about student’s health. He said that the health of teachers and students “is our top priority.”
Later today, parents and school staff had a scheduled protest against that face-to-face re-opening of the schools at the CSSD central office.
Cobb County Bureau Chief Chris Jose shared “District will go 100% ‘Remote Choice’ learning” with a tweet,
#BREAKING Cobb County School District will go 100% “Remote Choice” learning starting on August 17th, superintendent says. School year will start in virtual environment. Unknown if it’ll be for the whole year or first semester. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/8E1CkDtb8B
— Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) July 16, 2020
Seeing this Jaha Howard school board supported the decision and said: “It was the right thing to do”. He also pointed out that the district officials need to keep the decision-making process more transparent.
Chris Ragsdale also revealed that the district is still looking more at the parental surveys for helping the official in the decision-making in the favor of everyone.
This story will be updated with more info soon. So, stay tuned with TheCourierDaily (TCD!) for more news.