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Director of Weakley County Schools Gives Update on How COVID-19 Effects On The School System

Weakley County Director of Schools Randy Frazier spoke with Thunderbolt Radio this morning to give an update on what the school board is doing to combat the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for the update:

Food Sources For Students

Weakley County Director of Schools Randy Frazier has released that over 1,200 meals were provided to students yesterday, doubling the previous meals sent out the previous day. Director Frazier said the schools have expanded from school sites to be able to provide these meals to students during the student’s quarantine from school. Several sites have been strategically added as pickup locations for students including Martin Housing Authority, Pillowville Country Store, Sidonia and Palmersville Fire Departments, Mitchell Transport in Latham, Rufful Baptist Church and Jolley Springs Baptist Church. He also says the board and schools will continue to evaluate the need for more satellite locations across the county so that every student’s needs can be met.

Legislators Waive Two Requirements For Schools

Weakley County Director of Schools Randy Frazier said that the general assembly has introduced legislation to combat the fallout of school closures across the state. Director Frazier says they have waived the requirement that a school must be in session at least 180 days. He also said all state testing has been moved into a hold harmless situation, which means districts can choose whether or not they will test and if they test the data will only be used to help schools.

COVID-19 Volunteer Task Force Created In Weakley County Weakley County Director of Schools Randy Frazier says that a Weakley County COVID-19 Volunteer Task Force has been created through the Weakley County Young Professionals Association for people who would like to assist the community in any way possible. He said if anyone is facing any needs in the community during this time, they can contact the association with those needs. Weakley County Young Professionals can be contacted through their Facebook page of the same name.

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