Red Clay schedules emergency board meeting after hybrid backlash

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Red Clay Consolidated School District’s hybrid reopening plans continue to vex parents and that could lead to changes in the coming weeks. 

Since the district announced its hybrid model about a week ago, outcry from dissatisfied parents has pushed the board to schedule an emergency board meeting on Oct. 15. While no agenda has been posted, board members say the intention is to vote on the hybrid plan. Before, the district had released the plan without seeking board approval. 

However, the deadline for parents deciding between in-person or virtual learning is this Friday, meaning parents must make a decision before the board officially votes on the plan. 

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Parents in Red Clay School District, told they must decide between in-person and virtual learning by Friday, say they are being pressured into making a choice with not enough information. 

In a message to parents on Friday afternoon, the district outlined the two options. They could either keep their children learning at home, or have them attend school in person four days a week, with one day of home learning.

Families are also being asked to sign a waiver for in-person learning, agreeing that the district is not liable for anything “resulting from exposure, illness, or injury relating to or as a result of communicable diseases including COVID-19.”

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