The Rutherford County Schools have notified parents at COVID affected schools that will be temporarily closed next week because of staffing related issues tied to the pandemic.
The following schools in Rutherford County will be closed:
- Christiana Middle School: Closed Monday, Aug. 30
- Blackman Middle School: Seventh grade closed Monday and Tuesday
- Rockvale Elementary School: Grades 3-5 closed Monday-Wednesday
These temporary closures will allow several staff members who are on quarantine to clear those quarantines and return to operate in the classrooms.
James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County Schools, told WGNS that the temporary closures are always a last resort when it becomes necessary because of staff outages related to COVID-19.
In all these cases, the schools are communicating with parents about the remote learning plan for each of the situations.