TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- After ending this school year early, schools have the green light to resume on summer programs.
Some school districts are deciding against it due to health concerns caused by the coronavirus.
Tupelo Public School District Superintendent Rob Picou said all summer programs are canceled.
He said due to the CDC guidelines summer camps would risk the spread of the virus.
“Social distancing, staffing, and all the various concerns we would have even in August. Just trying to get those conditions in place just prohibited any gatherings,” said Picou.
Picou said right now he is focused on making the upcoming school year safer for students.
According to Picou, there will be a nurse at every school, one of many changes for the upcoming school year.
“We’re preparing for a concurrent model of in school and home school,” said Picou.