11
March
2020
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03:45 AM
America/Chicago

Metro Schools Will Be Closed Thursday and Friday

Metro Nashville Public Schools will close on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, in consultation with the Metro Public Health Department, ahead of the district’s spring break out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been no students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. Our school nurses have been monitoring symptoms of staff and students who have stayed home from work or school.

“While there is no immediate threat to Metro Nashville Public Schools, I understand this is a quickly evolving situation, and closing for the rest of the week and through spring break will give us time to properly plan and evaluate what is in the best interest going forward,” said interim director of schools Dr. Adrienne Battle. “Our teams will be using the next several days to develop contingency plans and safety precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our staff and students.”

Before- and after-care programs will be closed. All after-school activities are canceled as well, including sports practices, games (except for TSSAA tournaments), performances and parent meetings. YMCA Fun Company will operate inclement weather sites at the following schools:

  • Hattie Cotton - 1033 W. Greenwood Ave.
  • Harpeth Valley - 2840 Learning Ln.
  • Norman Binkley - 4700 W. Longdale Dr.
  • KIPP Antioch - 3655 Murfreesboro Pike
  • Tulip Grove - 441 Tyler Drive

District offices will be open, and 12-month central office employees are asked to report to work unless notified otherwise.

Metro Schools will be in close consultation with the Metro Public Health Department, the Mayor’s Office, and the Tennessee Department of Education about the best path forward in the weeks to come.