SCS Superintendent discusses district’s reopening plan

SCS Superintendent discusses district’s reopening plan

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Shelby County School Superintendent Joris Ray appeared on CNN Sunday to let parents and students know about the district’s plans to re-open.

Superintendent Ray said he will follow the science and data to decided what is best to keep students and teachers safe.

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Ray pointed out the recent spike in COVID 19 cases and how it is impacting the hospital capacity in Shelby County.

“We are going to listen to parents and students. But we are also going to follow the guidelines of our health department,” he said. “And not only that, we are going to follow science. We are going to do what is best for our students. No one is going to force me to open schools if they are unsafe.”

The superintendent explained that county schools will open on August 31.

According to a district survey, 77 percent of parents said they prefer on-line virtual teaching.

On Monday, SCS said it will hold a virtual community conversation to give families, educators and the community a more in-depth understanding of its S.A.F.E. Re-Entry Plan.

Members of the SCS leadership team will explain key sections of the plan during the live broadcast and address frequently asked questions. The town hall will begin at 6 p.m.

You can join online on the SCS Facebook and Twitter pages, voiceofscs.com and C19TV to hear how SCS is working to return in the fall.