It’s been almost a year since Nashville middle and high schoolers have picked up pens and pencils inside of a Metro Nashville Public Schools classroom. The district announced it’ll finally be transitioning those kids back to face-to-face learning on Thursday at a press conference Monday afternoon.
Nashville students could soon be returning to in-person classes after promising signs that the pandemic is starting to slow.
Adrienne Battle grew up in Nashville, graduated from John Overton High School near Brentwood and taught at Dalewood Middle School. “So this is a role that I take very seriously,” she says.
The measure is meant to push school districts to go back to in-person learning — an issue that has had the support from Gov. Bill Lee and other Republicans in the state.
Unless Nashville sees a dramatic turnaround, elementary students in Metro Schools will likely be back home learning virtually after Thanksgiving break.
Metro Nashville Public Schools has set the dates for Nashville students to begin returning to the classroom in mid-October, and the district is giving families three more days to decide whether to attend in person or remain virtual.
Parents and teachers with Metro Nashville Public Schools will need to adjust to an unusual school year in the fall. The district says one possibility is letting parents pick between enrolling their kids in remote or in-person classes.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is sharing more details about the future of the upcoming school year. The district launched its summer learning program Monday, but says it’s now focused on getting students ready for the fall.
A new Vanderbilt poll shows that most people in Nashville are supportive of Mayor John Cooper’s social distancing efforts. The poll, released Thursday, also shows Cooper’s approval rating is especially high during this time.
The proposal would save the district more than $3 million during the upcoming school year.