East Union going back to distance learning next week due to COVID cases

October 9th, 2020     Other Schools

East Union Attendance Center will go to an all-virtual schedule next week, Oct. 12-16, because of having four students and five staff members with confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses.

“We were planning on going virtual Monday and Tuesday anyway to use those days as practice in case we had to,” Union County School Superintendent Russell Taylor told NEMiss.News. That practice is turning out to be a reality.

They are essentially following the back-to-school plan adopted at the beginning of the year.

Oct. 12 is observed as Columbus Day so all the county schools were going to use distance learning Monday and Tuesday. The East Union change just extends it three days.

Taylor said grab and go meals will be available at East Union from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, but not Monday and Tuesday. The other three county schools are scheduled to resume their regular classes Wednesday.

The East Union staff has already been sending devices home for those students who need them to help with the distance learning.

Concerning resumption of in-person classes at East Union, Taylor told NEMiss.News. “We will just assess it at the end of the week.”

“We’ve been dealing with quarantines just like everybody else but we got back to a good start.” He told NEMiss.news. “We’ve been getting kids in classrooms.”


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