Liberty Co. School Board votes on learning plan changes

Liberty Co. School Board votes on learning plan changes

LIBERTY COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The safety of students and staff continues to be Liberty County School System’s top priority.

The school board voted on a few changes in its learning plans, as some families may be concerned about rising Coronavirus cases.

According to Liberty County School district officials, half its student population is learning virtually and the other half is inside the classroom. However, that could look different come next week.

December 14 through 18 is the last week of the semester. For students learning in-person, they could spend it learning virtually.

Liberty County is giving in-person students this option, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area.

The district’s communications coordinator, Cathy Lane, said if parents are interested in this option, there’s no need to notify the district.

“Students are just going to log onto our Canvas, our learning system,” said Lane. “That will show them present, and so they will be counted just as if they were in the classroom.”

The second semester starts January 6. The district also decided on a two-week quarantine period for in-person students, with the exception of students with verified special needs.

This means all students will attend classes virtually until January 20, just another precaution the district is taking to prevent the spread of the virus.

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