Lowndes County Schools to be virtual indefinitely

Published 2:33 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2021

In response to a large number of COVID-19 positive cases, the Board of Education has decided to extend virtual schooling indefinitely.

Superintendent Jason Burroughs says many recent positive cases resulted in hospitalization.

“We have seen an influx of cases with student athletes and our employees” he said.  We couldn’t wait until March to make a decision.”

Burroughs wants to assure parents that schools will continue aiding students throughout this trying time.

“Parents can still bring their children to schools in small groups for additional help,” he said. “Students in kindergarten through third grade can receive additional literacy instruction. Additionally, our high school students can apply for credit recovery if they fail any class this semester.”

Burroughs also said high school students will still have an opportunity to participate in standardized testing. “Pre-Act testing is still available for our 10th graders,” he said. “Soon the 11th graders will still get to take their ACT’s and some of our seniors will have an opportunity to take the Work Keys.”