The reopening of Bledsoe County Schools has been postponed to August 25, the Board of Education decided in a 6-1 vote on Tuesday, July 21.
Registration day is set for August 24. Student schedules will be staggered in the first week to acclimate students slowly to new changes, and more details regarding the staggered schedule will be announced soon.
Board members Vincent Boring, Stacy Farmer, Jacob Frady, Carolyn Oakes, Bron Reece and Don Snow voted to approve the new start date. Board member Andy Billingsley was the sole no vote.
Board members explained postponement will allow more time to prepare reopening and give the Board the opportunity to observe any possible spikes in COVID-19 in surrounding counties that begin school earlier than Bledsoe.
The Board meets next on August 10, and the postponement will give the Board time to make any changes to their reopening plan at that meeting if needed, members explained in the meeting.
For more, see next week’s issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.