COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Lowndes County school administrators are working on a new back to school plan after a spike in local coronavirus cases.
Schools will now reopen on September 1st instead of August 6th.
The district’s superintendent, Sam Allison, said parents can expect more plans in the next few weeks.
Administrators can't say what the upcoming changes will be yet since they don't know if cases will drop or not.
Superintendent Allison said he sympathizes with parents who are unsure with sending their children back to school.
"There's just a lot of unknown, so i understand the uncertainty," he said.
Administrators do plan to still follow a hybrid model, which means students will attend school on alternating days.
Superintendent Allison said students and teachers will have to wear face masks and receive daily temperature checks.
Also, teachers will sanitize classrooms throughout the day and custodians will do a deep cleaning every night.
Administrators are allowing parents to choose virtual learning for their children.
The last day to sign up is July 31st.