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School districts across the state are tapping into a pipeline of safety supplies and materials as they struggle to balance student and staff safety with the mission of education under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walls are up, furnishings arriving and finishing touches are evident as the Innovation Academy in downtown Alpharetta awaits the final piece of the picture: students.

NORTH FULTON—A continued decline in COVID-19 cases in Fulton County is setting up the gradual return of students back into classrooms, with all schools expected to fully open by mid-October.

A coalition of cities, the county, businesses and charities are working with Fulton County Schools to develop an aid system for children and parents affected by the shutdown of classrooms this term.

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On Aug. 13, Forsyth County School System resumed the 2020-21 school year Aug. 13 with more than five times the number of students taking virtual classes than chose the option last year.

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — With COVID-19 positive cases in Fulton County appearing to level, school system leaders face the decision of when students can return to the classroom, where most experts believe learning is best achieved. For many parents in the district, a return to in-school learning …

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — As the Forsyth County School System prepares to open this week for in-person and virtual learning, district leaders are urging the public to be tolerant of the varied opinions on what is best for students.

The Forsyth County School System will be the state’s largest district offering students a choice of in-person or virtual learning next month, bucking the all-virtual trend set by most area school systems.

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The Fulton County School System will join a long and growing list of districts opting to resume school online as the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise statewide and nationally.

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The Fulton County School System will open the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 17 the same way it ended last year — with students learning from home in a virtual setting.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The Dekalb County School District is seeking input from parents, teachers, staff and students, sixth to twelfth grade, about their preferences and perspectives on the options the district has proposed for reopening schools this fall.

Dunwoody Rotary has established a $2,000 Service Above Self Scholarship that can be renewed for up to another three years. The first winner is Melanie Smith, who is president of the Interact Club and has served the community through VolunTeen and Holiday Helper programs at Children’s Healthc…

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NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The school year for Fulton students ended with students learning from home, seniors graduating in drive thru celebrations and uncertainty over what school will look like come August.

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Fears of COVID are keeping school buildings shuttered, but members of the Fulton County School Board have found ways to support their schools and the community during the crisis. While they continue working to keep the school district moving forward, North Fulton representatives are also volunteering to deliver meals, fundraising to support front line responders and making medical supplies.