The Hancock County School District on Monday announced its plans for the 2020-2021 school year.
The plan is threefold; a traditional schedule; a hybrid schedule; and a distance learning schedule. 
“The plan takes into consideration the recommendations and guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, the Mississippi Department of Health, and the Mississippi Department of Education,” Hancock County School District Superintendent Alan Dedeaux said in a press release. “Safety is our first and foremost concern of all those involved — our students, their families, faculty, staff, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and community.” 
As of right now, the district plans to follow the traditional schedule with all students returning to school on Aug. 6, the release states. For parents with “medically fragile” children, there is the option of distance learning. 
However, the plan is subject to change as new guidelines are received from Gov. Tate Reeves, the MSDH, and MDE, the release states.
“Our hope is that no matter what we may face ahead, teaching and learning will continue, it just may look a little different from what our normal has been,” Dedeaux said. 
A full reopening plan, along with frequently asked questions, can be viewed at www.hancockschools.net

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