Multiple school districts across Mississippi are moving to online only learning due to the massive rise in cases in Mississippi recently.
Add the states 2nd largest school district to the growing list of schools.
Due to the concern of the safety of scholars, staff members, and families, Jackson Public School System has announced they will do virtual learning ONLY for the fall semester.
There are exponentially increasing cases of COVID-19 in Hinds County, with increases in pediatric cases causing more concern. Superintendent Errick L. Greene announced the plans for virtual learning on July 24th. This will last through the first semester, ending December 18th, 2020.
It was also proposed to begin instruction for students on August 12th, instead of the 10th, to allow teachers more time to prepare for the virtual learning model.
Unanimous support was expressed by school board members for this plan. The decision for this was not made lightly, but it was considered the smartest and safest move for the safety of students, their families, and teachers.