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Pleas made for classrooms to re-open

The Lawrence County School Board heard, during its regular monthly meeting last week, from advocates of parents and extended families of county students who begged for classrooms in local schools to re-open as soon as possible.
The board voted Nov. 17, prior to the Thanksgiving break, that the district would move to virtual learning through the end of the fall semester, despite pleas from administrators not to take that action.
That has left students at home while parents are away at work in many cases, causing a hardship for families. In the opinion of many, it also causing county students to fall behind in their learning.
Deborah Eubanks, during the public comment portion of the meeting, appeared with a stack of letters from parents who want their children back in school. She read from the letters as long as time allowed and presented a variety of reasons that students should be in the classroom instead of at home. Reasons ranged from instructional issues to social issues.

Read the full story in the Dec. 23, 2020 E-Edition