Metro Nashville Public Schools Says They Will Not Close Schools Amidst COVID-19 Spike

Metro Nashville Public Schools said on Monday that shutting down in-person learning and switching the district to remote learning is “not an option”. 

An email sent out to staff by MNPS stated, “So, to be clear, switching the district to remote learning during this wave is not an option, and closing schools is not an option without extending the school year into the summer”. This is in compliance with current state guidelines, individual classrooms or schools may temporarily switch to remote learning for up to seven days, school districts are not allowed to. The need must also be documented.

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Nashville Schools Send Out Robocalls Telling Parents They Will Defy Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order

In spite of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s executive order, Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) officials have sent out robocalls to parents to tell them they may not opt their child out of COVID-19 mask mandates. The Tennessee Star obtained a recording of a robocall that MNPS officials sent out this week.

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Tennessee Lt. Gov. McNally Warns Davidson and Shelby Counties on Mask Opt-Outs: General Assembly ‘Will Not Allow Lawful Orders to be Defied’

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s executive order granting public school students the right to opt out of COVID-19 mask mandates has prompted Nashville and Memphis school administrators to announce they will not comply with Lee’s latest directive. That, in turn, prompted a response on Tuesday from Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge). On Facebook, McNally said Metro Nashville Public Schools’ (MNPS) and Shelby County Schools’ (SCS) officials’ apparent defiance against Lee left him “appalled and alarmed.”

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More Than 1,000 Individuals Sign Petition to Reinstate Mask Mandate for Metro Nashville Schools

Man at grocery store wearing a black mask

A petition circulating online with the goal of persuading leaders to reinstate the mask mandate for students attending Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) has gathered more than 1,000 signatures.

Earlier this month, the school system announced that students will have the option to wear masks, but they will not be required to.

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District Six School Board Member Fran Bush Discusses the Systemic Challenges Facing Metro Nashville Public Schools

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Metro School Board member Fran Bush to the studio to discuss the ongoing challenges that the Davidson County public school system faces.

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