School was closed Tuesday after the Liberty County Board of Education changed their position from a prior release on Monday March 16.
While all students and staff were told to stay home the Board of Education held a meeting Tuesday morning outlining a 10 day instructional plan, where families can go to grab meals for their kids and asking the community to remain calm and be supportive during the next few weeks.
Dr. Franklin Perry addressed the few people in attendance and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce live-streamed the meeting on their Facebook Page which has since been shared to the Courier’s Facebook page as well.
Under the 10-day plan teachers are encouraged to maintain communication with the parents and students and provide recommended learning activities.
Staff will be available to answer emails from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Due to the mandated closures, iPads will not be issued at this time. Learning resources will be posted to the Liberty County School System website and distributed through Peachjar.
Peachjar provides instructions to districts to implement a secure protocol that enables digital flyer distribution via email.
The School Board suggested that students continue to read a minimum of 20 minutes each day.
The School System is implementing a grand and go meal system for children 18 and under from March 23-31.
Two meals will be provided to children 18 and under once each day.
Meal pick-ups will be at the school bus ramps at the following schools from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Lewis Frasier Middle School
Taylors Creek Elementary
Midway Middle School
Perry and the Board have asked for people to remain clam, assist in communicating the meal and instructional plan and to report any COVID-19 concerns to the Liberty County Department of Health.
Editor’s note: At press time, LCSS was still working on details on some issues, such as how to deliver food to rural areas.