LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - The Lee County School System has announced it will return to remote learning at the beginning of its second semester.
In a press release from the school system, Superintendent Dr. Jason Miller said the county has seen a significant increase in the metrics used to track COVID-19.
Miller said the trend has caused the district to consider all options for the safety, health and wellbeing of the students and staff.
The Lee County School System will begin on Monday, Jan. 11, with all students learning remotely, according to Miller. He also said that the current, anticipated date to return to in-person learning will be Tuesday, Jan. 19.
“A decision such as this is not made in isolation, and like similar critical decisions made during this pandemic, we are confident in our collaboration with trusted partners and experts. Our schools will continue to provide the best possible learning experience in light of these circumstances with an emphasis on the safety of all students. Each school will share information about remote learning later this week. Thank you for your patience and understanding,” said Miller.