Today, the Lauderdale County School District held a special meeting this morning to discuss the district’s plan of action, concerning COVID-19.
After the district’s recent announcement, that there has been an extension of last week’s spring break until March 20th, the Lauderdale County School District has decided to change some of their policies in regard to attendance.
The district is now saying, that if a student or staff member misses’ school because they feel sick, that they will not be penalized for those absences.
Also telling Twin States, that they are following the CDC’s recommendation of a 2 week-long quarantine for students and staff that have recently been out of the country or on a cruise.
“In the meantime with that closure, our staff is in the background having investigating, researching, and planning for a long range scenario of this and how we could reach our students through instructional practices and things of that nature, but the biggest thing is we wanted to keep our students safe and our faculty safe as well and try to let this virus pass”, said John Mark-Cain, LCSD Superintendent.
School in the Lauderdale County School District is currently set to resume on March 23rd, but this date is tentative.