LCSD announces return to school plan amid COVID-19 concerns

Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 3:30 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - After spending the past several weeks researching, planning and taking a look at multiple options for a safe return to school in August, the Lauderdale County School District has announced plans to implement a safe and engaging learning experience while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The LCSD will return with a “soft launch” which allows 50 percent of students on alternate days for the first few days of the school year to learn new routines and procedures. Students and staff will be strongly encouraged to wear masks at school and practice social distancing.

You can read the full document here.

“For our children, I think it’s very important for them where they can possibly have some resistance to this,” said Albree Florey, who has two children who attend West Lauderdale. “I don’t know about that from a medical standpoint but as a mother I’m hopeful and I’m praying that our administrators and those that are in charge are doing what’s best for all of us and our children.”

Newscenter 11 will speak with Dr. John-Mark Cain , the superintendent of LCSD Monday about the new plans and procedures.

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