Howard Connect Academy & some Murray Co. schools go to virtual learning

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Hamilton County schools have gotten a waiver to move students at Howard Connect Academy to virtual learning for the rest of the week.

They will return to class next Tuesday (after MLK Day).

They are taking the action “due to multiple data points related to the impact of Covid-19 on operations.”

Tennessee law now bans entire school systems from moving to virtual.

They can ask for permission from the state for individual schools.

Georgia has no such rule.

And Murray County schools have decided to make some changes for the rest of the week due to rising Covid cases.

Their middle and high schools will go virtual on Thursday, but elementary will go to class.

Then on Friday, all Murray County schools will be virtual.

Murray County has recorded a steady rise in Covid cases since the holiday break.

And in Alabama, the DeKalb County schools are also doing virtual learning on Friday.

They switched to online classes during the snow and ice threat last week.

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