CPSD plan in line with Governor’s Executive Order, will begin August 13

executive order for delaying schoolsOn Tuesday, Governor Reeves issued an Executive Order delaying the return to the classroom for students in 7th through 12th grade until August 17.

Eight counties, including Hinds County, were included in this Executive Order.

Clinton Public School District’s Superintendent Dr. Tim Martin said the district’s plan is compliant with the mandate from the governor.

“As amended by our school board, our plan is in line with the governor’s Executive Order prohibiting in person classroom instruction for students in 7th through 12th grade until August 17,” Dr. Martin said.

“We have already chosen for our secondary students to begin the school year on August 13 virtually and to remain virtual until September 4,” Dr. Martin added. “When we get closer to Labor Day, we will reassess whether or not a return to face-to-face instruction can occur.”

Clinton’s plan calls for secondary students in grades 7 through 12 to begin virtually on August 13 and for elementary students in grades Pre-K through 6 to begin on a hybrid schedule on August 13.

“We continue to have the health and safety of our students and our teachers in the forefront of our decision making,” Dr. Martin said. “We are blessed to be a one-to-one district, allowing our students to have access to real-time instruction, both on campus and virtually.”

The Clinton Public School District will begin the 2020-2021 school year on August 13 following the district’s Return to School Plan.

For more information, visit www.clintonpublicschools.com.

See: CPSD changes plans, sets virtual start to school year


1 Comment

  1. Steven Happier on August 5, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    The governor’s order says that the academic year may not begin for secondary students until Aug. 17. It does not differentiate between online and in person. Dr. Martin and the board should probably reread the order and seek clarification if they do not intend to follow it to the letter. I would hate for students to attend school in violation if the order and have those days not count toward the state minimum.

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