Sunday, April 19, 2020

Oconee County Schools Updated Existing Plans For Online Teaching To Accommodate COVID-19 Closing, Administrator Told School Board

***New Dispute With County Emerges***

Claire Buck, chief academic officer for Oconee County Schools, told Board of Education members last Monday that the closure of the county schools on March 16 did not catch administrators and teachers without a plan.

In the first remote, live streamed meeting held by the Board, Buck said that the school system starting making changes to its Plan for Continuity of Learning In The Event of Inclement Weather on March 13 and was prepared when the schools moved to digital learning on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oconee And Clarke Counties Add COVID-19 Cases; NE Region Adds 11 New Cases, Up From 7 On Saturday

***State Shows Big Increase In Testing***

Oconee and Clarke counties each add two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the noon Daily Status Report released Sunday by the Georgia Department of Public Health, contributing to the 11 new cases added in the 10-county Northeast Health District.

The 11 new cases are the same number as the Northeast Health District added a week ago–on Easter Sunday–and are an increase over the seven new cases added in the noon Daily Status Report on Saturday.