JMCSS plans to bring students back to the classroom on September 21st


Leaders with the Jackson Madison County School System announced that students who opted in for in person learning originally will now be able to return to the classroom.

But slowly.

“At the conclusion of a three week hybrid schedule all students who opted for in person instruction in august will be able to attend school in person 4 days a week for the rest of the semester.", says public information officer for the system, Greg Hammond.

The system released schedules for each grade level. Pre-k, elementary, middle, and high school. From September 21st until October 16th students will be on a staggered schedule then they will learn in person 4 days a week for the remainder of the school year.

Students who chose the in person option were originally starting in August, but after the superintendent, Dr. Marlon King, noticed teachers were not comfortable with that option yet.

He chose to move those students to distance learning until comfort levels increased.

“More comfortable, not 100 percent comfortable but more comfortable than what we initially started. So, I thought hey its time to return students. Particularly those families that chose the in-person option", says King.

Students who chose cyber school and virtual learning will continue that option until October 26th, they can choose then if they want to move to in person learning.

Buses will begin to run on September 21st and before and after care will begin as well.

Imani Williams for 39 news in, Jackson.

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