Baker Co. Schools delay start of school year

Baker Co. Schools delay start of school year
Baker County Schools (Source: WALB)

NEWTON, Ga. (WALB) - The Baker County Board of Education said for the safety of students and faculty, face-to-face instruction will be delayed.

The school year will start on Aug. 24.

The school system said several precautions will be implemented to allow the following advantages:

  • Increase the level of safety and readiness of students, faculty and staff.
  • Provide ample time to prepare for student’s arrival, both face-to-face and virtual.
  • Provide increased time to prepare all staff to complete Google Level 1 certification to effectively implement virtual instruction via Google classroom.
  • Allow time for ordered materials, such as vital personal protection equipment, to arrive.
  • Ensure that buses are equipped with automated thermometers, sanitizing stations, masks and shields.
  • Allow more time for GHSA to provide guidance for fall sports.

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