Updated 6/29/20


Parents who are not going to send their child to Giles County Schools this year are being asked to contact the school by July 10th.
Giles County Schools Assistant Director Keith Stacey said in a board meeting last week that those students will be on a remote learning platform that the system will provide.
According to Stacey, there will be no cost to families to participate virtually.
Virtual learning, Stacey said is going to require training for all involved students, staff, and parents.
Training and support are going to be made available, Stacey added, but parents, teachers, and students are going to have to be actively involved in the learning process.
Honor codes and policies will be developed for virtual learners, with Stacey adding that the proposed virtual platforms allow teachers to see what students are, or are not, doing.
At the end of a two-hour presentation, Director of Schools Vickie Beard asked the board to consider at its July 2nd meeting approving the opening of schools on August 3rd, a virtual platform, the use of teachers in different ways, and looking at attendance policies as they relate to the possible E-Day.
The school board is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. on July 2nd, at the Central Office.