Fulton Schools Make Decision Regarding Beginning Of School Year

FULTON COUNTY, GA — Fulton County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney announced Thursday morning that students will begin the school year on Aug. 17 with the universal remote learning model.

“The data and information from our health partners is overwhelming. This virus is spreading and not slowing down,” Looney said. “I was hopeful the direction would change, but it is clear that we must pivot from the face-to-face model to the universal remote learning model in order to keep our students, their families, and our staff members safe.”

All school systems – including those in metro Atlanta, and across the nation – are challenged with similar dilemmas for how to start the 2020-2021 school year in the safest manner possible. Fulton County Schools is no different, and many parents, staff, students and the public have expressed concerns and asked questions.

With a district as large as Fulton County Schools – 106

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