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Neshoba County School District students and staff return to school

Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 7:38 PM CDT
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NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) -

“It was great today to see all of our students come back in. We missed them. It’s just nice to see school going again. It’s a boost to our community,” said NCSD Superintendent Dr. Lundy Brantley.

Neshoba central students returned to campus Wednesday for the first time since March, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Brantley said while the first day back was different than previous years, the Neshoba Central Rockets rose to the challenge.

“We’ve been really impressed with the way our students have adapted to the new protocols. There wasn’t a soul not wearing a mask. They all had them on, like they’ve always done that,” said Dr. Brantley.

Dr. Brantley said NCSD administration consulted several professionals when outlining their return to learn plan.

“Our protocols in terms of hand sanitizing, we’re doing grab and go lunches so we don’t have big groups together in the lunch room. It’s going really well and I’m so impressed how our students and staff are handling it,” said Dr. Brantley.

Earlier this week, Governor Tate Reeves ordered some Mississippi counties delay their return to school. Dr. Brantley said despite what other counties are doing, the Neshoba County School District is exceptionally prepared for what’s to come, including a possible future return to online learning.

“If something happens and the governor shuts us down, we have plans for that. We have plans for if we’re at 50% capacity or we go all online. We are prepared though. We have several plans given the possibility we could shut down. We have different scenarios that we’ve been working through since March,” said Dr. Brantley.

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