Rutherford Co. Schools CLOSED Monday for Students (School Safety Day)

Apr 01, 2023 at 12:50 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County Schools will be closed on Monday. Director of Schools Jimmy Sullivan Saturday said students will not report Monday as all schools review safety procedures following last week's shooting that occurred at The Covenant School in Nashville. All RCS employees (classified and certified, salaried and hourly) are to report to work at normal time.



This is Director of Schools Jimmy Sullivan, and I have an important announcement for you concerning school on Monday. 

Our schools were closed last week for spring break when the horrific shooting occurred at The Covenant School in Nashville. We’ve heard from many parents and employees with questions about our own procedures and safety measures. 

We have many items and practices in place to increase safety in our schools, including routine drills, controlled access to buildings, armed School Resource Officers, and a robust partnership with law enforcement.

However, we want to give all of our principals, teachers, and support staff a day to debrief the situation that occurred in Nashville and review all safety procedures before students return. As such, students will be out of school Monday while our safety teams within each building will review safety procedures with all building employees.  Again, students will not report to school until Tuesday, April 4. 

I know a day out of school can be an inconvenience for some parents, but our first priority is the safety of all children and employees, and we want to ensure everyone is prepared. 

Thank you for understanding.

**** All RCS employees (classified and certified, salaried and hourly) are to report to work at normal time on Monday, April 3, 2023. 


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