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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – As Talladega County Schools and Alexander City Schools made announcements to return to virtual learning the rest of the week, Sylacauga City Schools Superintendent Dr. Michele Eller said all Aggies will remain in-person for the time being.

SylacaugaNews.com spoke with Dr. Eller Wednesday night. She said last week’s remote learning paid off as SCS was one of only four districts in the state that did not return to in-person learning until this week. She attributes not having to return to virtual learning this week to being remote last week.

“We hoped to decrease the spread of the virus by going remote last week,” said Eller. “We have the staff to operate at this time, and I think it’s because we limited the exposure. As long as we have the staff to operate effectively, we will remain in-person.”

Out of 280 SCS employees, 14 are not working at this time due to illness.

Eller said the safety of the students and staff is always a top priority and that she, along with her team, is monitoring daily.

“Last week showed us we could do remote learning again quickly if we needed,” said Eller. “Our staff had professional development days to work on their lesson plans and received assistance from blended-learning experts to ensure they knew what to do and how to do it if we have to return to virtual learning again.”


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