PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS SWITCH TO PACKETS DUE TO LACK OF INTERNET ACCESS

Pickens County High

State schools will be back in session next week, but students won’t be in the classrooms. Per Gov. Kay Ivey’s announcement last week, schools will begin alternate ways of teaching and learning. While many schools are opting to offer classes online, several counties in rural areas don’t have the capabilities to teach virtually due to a lack of broadband internet.

Pickens County Schools are in that boat, but according to Superintendent Jamie Chapman, the school system is still prepared to finish out this semester.

“Packets will be produced per grade level with some critical standards that we all know need to be covered,” Chapman said. “We were getting ready to go into our state assessment testing anyway so we would hope the majority of these standards have already been covered. So what our discussion is and the direction we’re just going to hit the high points of some of those critical standards and develop package standard system wide per grade level.”

Chapman said they are planning on handing out packets next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, contact the Pickens County Board of Education at 205-367-2071.

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