DeKalb Schools to Remain Closed Until April 24

March 25, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

It will be at least another month before DeKalb County students return to school.

Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday urged Tennessee schools to remain closed through April 24, as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Last week, Lee had urged districts to shut down for the rest of March.

“As we continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC and state officials, DeKalb County Schools will remain closed per guidance of the Governor through April 24th. We will also be getting additional educational materials out to students.,” said Director of Schools Patrick Cripps.

Previously, DeKalb schools were scheduled to be closed through April 3.

The DeKalb County Board of Education hopes that your families are healthy and safe during this time. All families of students will receive a school messenger call from 615-464-6444 this Wednesday, March 25th at 5pm. Please take this call and answer the 2 question survey. This information will help us better serve our students in the upcoming weeks. Please let us know if you have questions. Stay well. Thank you!