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DeKalb County Schools to Remain Closed Through Spring

Brady Lundt, MTN Reporter

April 18, 2020

DeKalb County Schools will remain closed for the rest of the spring due to COVID-19. The decision was announced Wednesday after Governor Bill Lee recommended schools close for the remainder of the academic year.

“We will provide this information to you as soon as possible. Principals and teachers will continue to communicate educational plans to the students through phone calls, Skyward and emails,” said Director of Schools Patrick Cripps. “Please continue checking for communication from your school. School nutrition will continue to offer breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays at [DeKalb County High, DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb West Elementary] from 10:30-12:00.”

Cripps also noted that the high school graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 may be delayed as well, and that a date will be set as soon as possible.

“I am sorry for the inconvenience that COVID-19 has caused for students, guardians, faculty and staff,” said Cripps. “We will continue to move forward making decisions that are focused on our students’ and stakeholders’ social and emotional well-being, safety and education.”

DeKalb is one of many counties in the state to make the decision to close following Governor Lee’s recommendation.


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