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Marion Co. Schools are considering
a variety of safety factors

From the July 22, 2020 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   The Marion County School System continues to work on details of a plan to reopen schools for in-person instruction. The first day of school is set for Wednesday, August 5.
   Parents were also offered an option for virtual learning, but the deadline to sign up was July 21.
   On Saturday, July 18, the broad parameters of the plan for in-person instruction was added to the school system's website – marion.k12.ga.us. While it has a wealth of information and lists many possible precautions, almost all of the sections include the phrases "may" or "to the extent feasible."
   Parents and guardians are also being asked to check their children's temperature each day before sending them to school (and to keep them home if it's 100.4 or higher). They are also asked to check for the most common symptoms of COVID-19 and keep them home if they have symptoms.
   To view the plan and see what actions the school system is considering, you may click here (or view it at the school system's website).