Coffee County Schools are closed until Tuesday Sept. 7 due to rising Covid-19 cases.
We have also learned the Warren County Director of Schools Grant Swallows has closed schools, reopening Tuesday September 7. Swallows said it was a decision he didn’t want to make because kids need to be in school learning, but sickness is an issue and so is staffing. Friday it was reported that 228 students and 23 staff members have been isolated, meaning they have tested positive. More than 1000 students have been identified as being in close contact.
In a letter dated Friday, Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Peggy Schwinn said that while she remains committed to in-person instruction, schools and classrooms can now seek a waiver to state Board of Education rules that prevent districts from unilaterally requiring students to implement remote learning. No area school system has asked for the wavier.