Atlanta Public Schools: No in-person classes this year
October 18, 2020
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Public Schools won't have in-school classes at least through the end of the year because COVID-19 data continues to trend the wrong way, says Superintendent Lisa Herring.
"Despite downward trends in recent weeks, our community has seen recent increases in new cases, resulting in a current average that exceeds 130 new cases per 100,000 county residents. That number leaves us in substantial spread of COVID-19 and unable to reopen to in-person instruction," she wrote in an on-line announcement.
Herring said she consulted with public health officials and experts, teache...