The suggestion by a school board member caused major concerns among some parents and district officials regarding the wellbeing of transgender students, as well as how the policy would be implemented.
There are hundreds of teacher vacancies across Middle Tennessee and more than 2,000 across the state.
The WeGo Star train is operating on a normal schedule after a freight derailment paused service Monday.
Tennessee school districts have been slow to move to remote instruction — even as they’ve announced weeklong closures because of COVID. While a new state policy allows for virtual learning, requests to pivot have to be made for individual schools.