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Board approves school opening plans

The Sequatchie County Board of Education approved opening the 2020-2021 school year under an alternating in-school and virtual schedule, by a 6-3 vote, during their July 21 meeting. Students will attend class in school buildings two days a week, and on two other days, the other half attends. On one day, all classes will be virtual. An option is also available for students to have all their classes virtual each day. By a 7-2 count, the Board approved strongly recommending masks for students in grades 5-12 with an exemption for lower grade students and bus drivers. Masks are also strongly recommended for staff other than bus drivers. For more, see the July 30 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.



  1. Pam Mooneyham on July 22, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    I have tenants that do not have and can not afford internet for their children. They have tried to go to library and Harris Park, however, they still cannot get it due to overload on internet.I feel this needs to be addressed also. I am also concerned about some children not getting proper instruction at home. I feel like alot will get behind. Thank you Pam Mooneyham

  2. Anthony Grimes on July 24, 2020 at 9:34 am

    I am a real, life long conservative but when the schooling plan calls for a day of online courses, then we need to make provisions for that situation. I’m from Bledsoe county but this will become a statewide issue. It’s probably going to be lots of Wi-Fi hot spots or internet vouchers but someone is probably gonna have to raise their hand and make that call.

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