State approved 10 virtual waivers this week | Local
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Schools in Tennessee have a new distance learning option.
Last week, Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that schools would seek a temporary distance learning exemption. This announcement is only for individual schools.
On Thursday, Schwinn said the state approved ten waivers when there were two rejections.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Schools in Middle Tennessee face quarantines and closures as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.
“Part of that is telling the state that this is where we are, and we will respond appropriately. The other example is that there are bus shortages statewide, and that will continue as well, ”Schwinn said. “And that could mean you have 99% of the staff, but if you can’t get the kids to school, it’s a reasonable thing to ask for housing.”
Thursday is the second day in a row that Tennessee has set a record for the most COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the state.
One of these schools was in Overton County. Districts could offer it last year through “learning continuity plans”. Yet this year this process can only take place if four conditions are met. They understand:
Tennessee is now number one in new COVID cases per capita. President and CEO, professor of internal medicine at Meharry Medical College, James EK Hildreth, has said the number of COVID cases among Tennessee children is “unacceptable and unnecessary.”
ICYMI, Tennessee now has the highest rate of new cases of COVID-19 in children (> 11,000 / 100,000). It is unacceptable and unnecessary. Mask warrants without removal and the immunization of all eligible, especially teachers and school staff, are urgently needed to protect children.
– James EK Hildreth (@JamesEKHildreth) September 3, 2021
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