The Oak Ridge Board of Education will have a special meeting this afternoon to discuss the plan to re-open schools next week.
The meeting to discuss schools re-opening is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23. The school board will meet electronically under an executive order signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. The order relates to protecting public health, safety, and welfare in response to COVID-19.
Oak Ridge Schools are scheduled to start July 29 with two options for students and families: 1) attending classes at school with new safety measures and contingency plans, and 2) online instruction through ConnectOR.
Comcast customers can watch this afternoon’s meeting on Channel 15 on cable television, and the meeting will be broadcast online at https://youtu.be/dc4Wj3QteDM.
To see the meeting agenda and access the re-opening plan, click on this link: https://meeting.boeconnect.net/Public/Organization/551.
Schools are currently scheduled to re-open in Oak Ridge in six days even as there have been significant increases in the numbers of total COVID-19 cases, active cases, and hospitalizations in Anderson County, and an instructor and student at the Oak Ridge High School band camp last week have tested positive for COVID-19.