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The Lauderdale County School District montiors Hurricane Sally

The Lauderdale County School District is monitoring Hurricane Sally, in case the weather effects on-campus learning for students.

The district is currently preparing a plan if Hurricane Sally brings inclement weather to the county, possibly presenting challenges as the district continues on-campus learning.

According to district’s curriculum directors, Sandy Reid and Karen Williams, the district is prepared to utilize their distance learning option to continue student’s education if students are unable to learn on campus, due to possible storm damage hurricane sally could bring.

“Dr. Cain will be speaking with LEMA and other directors –you know and state authorities to find out what would be the safest move for us. With our online learning and our virtual learning, we now have the capability to continue school even though we have a bad weather day –or something like that,” said Sandy Reid, LCSD Curriculum Director for grades 9-12.

Also stating, that the district is prepared for an offline distance learning option if students in rural community’s experience power and internet outages caused by the storm.

“Really, we want to make sure that our buses run safely. So, if for some reason our buses can not get to our students in a safe manner, then we would have to look at a possible closure, and we do have other alternatives besides internet. We do have paper packets; we do have textbooks. We have a lot of our teachers that are able to contact our parents via ‘school status’, which is a phone-based service which they can easily text out information if the needed to,” said Karen Williams, LCSD Curriculum Director for grades K-8.

As of now, the Lauderdale County School District is currently unsure if on-campus school operations will be impacted by the severe weather Hurricane Sally may possibly bring, but the district is prepared to notify students and parents of any possible changes.

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