Amite County School District to delay start of school

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AMITE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Amite County School District announced it will delay the start of the academic year to Tuesday, September 8, due to the threat of COVID-19.

District leaders and school board members said the decision comes in the best interest of the students, faculty and community members. An updated calendar plan will also be issued once it is approved by the school board.

After much deliberation, district leaders and school board members have decided that postponing the start date of the 20-21 school year is in the best interest of our students, faculty, and community.

Keeping everyone healthy and safe is extremely important to us. With the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 virus, we think this is the best decision for everyone.

District leaders will begin working on an updated 20-21 school calendar this week. We will use September 8th, as our proposed start date. Once school board approved, the calendar will be posted on the district website as soon as possible.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding.

Amite County School District

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