Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is monitoring the weather for a possible transition to virtual learning for all students Monday and Tuesday, a press release issued this morning said.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is preparing for what Superintendent Eddie Peasant estimated to be roughly 250 students returning to their school campuses when the spring semester begins Tuesday, after spending the first semester learning virtually.
The typical responsibilities of teaching took on new challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, and teachers in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District are still learning as they go, Adrienne Minor said.
Roughly 20 percent of students who originally signed up for virtual learning at Lowndes County School District will be back in their classrooms by Oct. 12, Superintendent Sam Allison said Friday
Christine Lawson had “tossed around the idea of homeschooling” her two sons in the past, but it is the continuing COVID-19 pandemic that has convinced her to do it.
Lawson and her older son, who is 11, both have health conditions that make her wary of sending the boys back to Lowndes County School District in case they unknowingly bring the virus home. Schools across the state and nation closed their doors and implemented online learning from March to May due to the pandemic, and families throughout the Golden Triangle have much to consider when deciding whether to send their children back into school buildings next month.
Lowndes County School District’s decision Monday afternoon to offer virtual learning to all its students, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, came as a big relief for Carli Hankey.