Hannibal schools delay opening to Sept. 8

Hannibal schools delay opening to Sept. 8
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Posted: Aug. 24, 2020 2:53 pm Updated: Aug. 24, 2020 2:56 pm

HANNIBAL | The Hannibal Board of Education voted Monday to delay the start of school until Sept. 8.

“As I shared with the Board of Education, we are simply in a different plans than we were a few weeks ago and it is no longer in the best interest of our students and staff to proceed with the state or school on Wednesday,” Superintendent Susan Johnson said in a release.

“Based on current COVID-19 conditions without our district and our community, this decision is not based on a single metric or factor, instead on a larger picture including the rate of community spread and new hospitalizations and the impact that has had on our staff and families.”

Johnson said the additional time will give teachers time for more professional learning opportunities and will give families and students time to learn more about virtual platforms to be used this school year.

All activities and full practices or games will resume Sept. 8. Coaches may arrange for virtual practices on a case-by-case basis before then.

A new school calendar will be published on the school's website.

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