24
March
2020
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11:30 PM
America/Chicago

Metro Schools Facilities to Remain Closed through April 24

Metro Nashville Public Schools will remain closed until at least April 24, 2020, following guidance provided this afternoon by Governor Bill Lee at his press conference on COVID-19.

“The safety and security of our students, staff, and families are paramount, and we appreciate Governor Lee following medical guidance and asking for schools to remain closed through April 24,” said Dr. Adrienne Battle, Director of Schools. “While our facilities will be closed, that doesn’t mean the work of education in Nashville stops. We’ll be doing everything we can to engage and support our students and families, from meal offerings to educational enrichment activities over the next month.”

MNPS first closed due to COVID-19 on Thursday, March 12, and subsequently announced schools would not be in session through April 3. Our staff will be reviewing recently announced guidance from the Tennessee Department of Education as we develop plans for the remainder of the school year.

Metro Schools are offering digital resources to families and staff to provide educational enrichment and learning opportunities due to the school closures at https://www.mnps.org/digitaltools.

MNPS will continue offering breakfast and lunch meals to children under 18 on weekdays while school facilities are closed. Details on times and locations along with a shareable map can be found at https://www.mnps.org/covid19.