BREAKING NEWS Construction stopped at Huntsville Hospital tower after worker tests positive for coronavirus Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Morgan County Schools working on several plans for the fall

Many districts across North Alabama are waiting for the state superintendent's recommendation before they announce plans for the fall.

Posted: May 13, 2020 8:18 PM
Updated: May 13, 2020 8:56 PM

This week, school districts across North Alabama updated graduation plans because groups of more than 10 people are legal again. 

While this school year is not over, a lot of people want to know what to expect next school year. 

Most districts told us they will leave the decision to the State Board of Education, but Morgan County Schools is trying to ensure parents, their kids will be safe. 

Right now, there is still not a set plan in place.

"We'll go by the state superintendents guidelines, and governor's guidelines to go by starting in the Fall," Cherie Humphries, director of elementary education said. 

She said Morgan County schools is looking at several possible plans right now.

"Our superintendent and directors, and principals have gotten together and we've been throwing around some ideas," Humphries said. "So whatever that will look like, you know plan A, plan B, Plan C."

On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci once again said don’t expect a vaccine before the new school year. However, with no vaccine, WAAY31 asked Humphries if the district is worried parents may not want their kids back in the classroom.

"I'm sure there will be some parents concerned about sending their students to school in the fall," Humphries said. "We as a team, at Morgan county schools have been developing ideas in that event so that way we can keep those students still connected in our school district."

She did not go into detail on these plans, but hopes parents keep their children in the school system whether they go back to the classroom or continue with blended learning from home.

Blended learning keeps the school teachers involved compared to traditional home-schooling.

Whether they resume in person instruction or not, she said she believes the way students learn is forever changed.

"I think we're going to be looking at instruction being a little different in the future and more blended opportunities, more creative opportunities," Humphries said.

As far as summer learning programs, starting June 8th, the district will begin the summer reading program. It is required for certain students under the Alabama Literacy Act. It will be done virtually, and if a student does not have access to internet, they will be provided with take-home packets. 

For Huntsville City Schools, they are still waiting on guidance from the Alabama State Department of Education.

They said in a statement:

"Huntsville City Schools is in the process of designing possible courses of action for summer operations and the 2020-2021 school year based on the evolving public health situation and guidance from the Alabama State Department of Education. Once plans are finalized, information will follow."

Madison County Schools said they are waiting for guidance from the state superintendent and the governor until they announce a plan.

Huntsville
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 83°
Florence
Few Clouds
83° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 84°
Fayetteville
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Decatur
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Scottsboro
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 83°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 16310

Reported Deaths: 590
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile2085112
Jefferson167397
Montgomery144634
Marshall6609
Tuscaloosa63212
Lee52632
Franklin4986
Shelby47019
Tallapoosa41063
Butler39113
Chambers34024
Madison3154
Elmore3007
Baldwin2829
Walker2821
DeKalb2403
Etowah24011
Dallas2323
Coffee2191
Lowndes21610
Morgan2111
Sumter2106
Autauga1923
Houston1854
Bullock1763
Pike1730
Colbert1612
Calhoun1523
Marengo1506
Choctaw1487
Russell1480
Lauderdale1452
Hale1416
Wilcox1327
Barbour1301
Clarke1282
Randolph1247
Marion11711
St. Clair1081
Pickens964
Dale960
Talladega963
Chilton931
Greene914
Cullman880
Limestone860
Winston770
Covington751
Jackson742
Bibb711
Henry702
Macon672
Crenshaw662
Washington656
Blount531
Escambia483
Lawrence460
Geneva400
Perry360
Conecuh351
Coosa341
Monroe342
Cherokee332
Clay272
Lamar210
Cleburne131
Fayette130
Unassigned00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 21285

Reported Deaths: 353
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Davidson482660
Shelby4615105
Trousdale13924
Rutherford109022
Sumner84345
Hamilton67015
Bledsoe6081
Williamson53210
Tipton4283
Putnam4285
Robertson4262
Lake4130
Wilson3828
Knox3565
Out of TN3394
Bedford2704
Montgomery2583
Rhea1970
Hardeman1920
Madison1742
Loudon1370
McMinn13614
Macon1193
Cheatham1140
Cumberland1111
Fayette1102
Dickson1070
Bradley1051
Blount893
Maury810
Washington750
Unassigned750
Sevier752
Coffee660
Wayne630
Gibson601
Sullivan602
Monroe592
Lauderdale561
Hickman540
Dyer490
Franklin491
Greene482
Anderson401
Marion371
DeKalb370
Grundy321
Hawkins312
Smith301
Hamblen302
Haywood302
Henry300
Marshall291
Jefferson280
Obion281
White280
Carroll271
Weakley260
Overton250
Meigs250
Lincoln250
Lawrence240
Warren220
Cocke200
Carter191
Morgan170
Campbell171
Cannon170
Jackson170
Crockett161
Roane160
Johnson150
Polk150
Henderson140
Humphreys131
Chester130
Perry130
Sequatchie130
Giles120
McNairy120
Fentress120
Hardin112
Scott110
Stewart100
Claiborne80
Houston80
Benton71
Grainger60
Clay60
Decatur50
Union40
Van Buren40
Lewis30
Moore30
Unicoi30
Pickett30
Hancock10

 

 

Community Events