An expert on the industry, who requested anonymity, reviewed the documents obtained by GHN about the violations, and called the series of collapses at the site “the worst thing I’ve ever read short of an entire landfill being shut down.”
“The brain drain affects quality of instruction,” former educator Allison Webb said. Cherokee County has seen 28 certified educators leave their jobs since the end of the 2019-20 school year. This time last year, the number stood at three.
Georgia’s policies are simply not enough to prevent “widespread and expanding community viral spread,” and more action is needed to limit transmission of the virus, according to a recently leaked White House Coronavirus Task Force report.
Etowah High School is temporarily closed effective Tuesday after a surge of coronavirus cases was reported.
Parents started a Facebook group dedicated to “positivity vibes” and organized a Tuesday morning rally to show support for the school board that made the difficult decision to allow students to come to class unmasked.
More than 800 students and 42 teachers and staff in Cherokee County are quarantining after coronavirus was reported at 19 different schools, the school district announced late Monday.
Schools should not penalize students for sharing concerns about COVID-19 safety, state Superintendent Richard Woods said Friday in a statement seemingly directed at administrators in some of the state’s earliest-opening districts who have threatened discipline for students who share images showing their schools in a bad light.
The same day a second-grade class was quarantined because a student tested positive for COVID-19, parents of a kindergarten class in the same district were asked to keep students home Wednesday.
Ultimately, students need to return to school this week despite high rates of COVID-19 in Georgia because staying healthy means more than avoiding the virus.
Allison Webb resigned Thursday morning, not long after the Board Of Education meeting removed public comment and a proposal to start classes after Labor Day from its agenda.
It is unclear whether the state board can do much more than strongly urge districts to move back their start dates as Georgia has locally controlled school districts.
Cherokee County schools will start Aug. 3 in person, with roughly 23% of students starting remotely through digital learning.
Teachers in Cherokee County schools say they want to return to classes — safely — but were again silenced when they were not permitted to speak during a school board meeting Thursday night.
With all we don’t know about the coronavirus and keeping children safe, returning to school is much like a game of Russian roulette, some parents say. ...
The Cherokee County School District said no students have tested positive for coronavirus and the Georgia Department of Public Health is not...