Morgan County Schools virtual rest of week

Jan. 20—Morgan County Schools have transitioned to remote learning today and Friday and will return to in-person learning Monday.

Spokesman Jeremy Childers said the decision to go virtual was due to staffing issues.

"We don't have enough teachers to man the classrooms," Childers said. "Our big thing is lunchroom workers. If the kids can't be fed, then they can't come to school."

Last week, Childers reported that 5% of staff at the school system were in quarantine or isolation.

"That percentage has definitely increased," Childers said. "I don't have the current percentage, but it's definitely increased since last week."

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