Williamson County Schools to hold special-called board meeting Aug. 26 as COVID-19 cases in schools rise above 500

The Williamson County Schools Board of Education will meet for a special meeting Aug. 26. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Williamson County Schools Board of Education will meet for a special meeting Aug. 26. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County Schools Board of Education will meet for a special meeting Aug. 26. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County Schools Board of Education will convene for a special-called meeting Aug. 26 to discuss COVID-19 in the district.

According to the agenda, two items will be up for discussion during the board meeting: health and staffing strategies.

On Aug. 20, the district announced it would implement some new requirements to help mitigate the number of cases on campus and help keep schools open. Visitors on campus and the number of school assemblies will be limited, according to the district.

As of Aug. 24, the district had reported a combined 579 reported COVID-19 cases, with 94 staff members and 485 students in isolation with confirmed cases. That number is up from the 413 cases reported on Aug. 24, according to WCS.

A number of absences and illnesses reported have already led to the closure of Fairview Middle School last week. WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said during a previous board meeting that district staff will consider closing individual campuses if attendance dips too low.


Earlier this month, the district instituted a mask requirement for students and staff at elementary campuses, with an option for parents to opt out. About one-third of students at all campuses in the district have opted out of the requirement, according to numbers released by the district.

See the full agenda here.


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