UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Union County teachers and staff returned to school Thursday to prepare for when students come back August 17th.
Classes will be traditional, but teachers will spread students apart to ensure social distancing.
Union County superintendent, Russell Taylor believes traditional learning has more benefits than just teaching students effectively.
"Students have a lot more needs than just the instructional needs that we provide. for some of the students that' meals. for some of the students it's being socialized," he said.
When students return, staff will give them daily temperature checks and screenings.
Administrators are requiring each person to wear a mask inside school buildings.
Superintendent Taylor said administrators also hired extra custodians to help with sanitizing.
Custodians will wipe down desks and bathrooms throughout the day.
They will disinfect buses and school buildings with foggers every night.
"We've taken all summer. We've taken this time to really plan for sanitation, and to make this the safest school year as possible and safest start as possible," Superintendent Taylor said.