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Gordon County Leaders Meet to Discuss the Reopening of Schools

June 24th, 2020 – 4:00 PM

Gordon County Schools –

Local leaders met on Wednesday to discuss the safe return of students planned for August 12th.

School Board chairs Charlie Walraven and Eddie Reeves, along with Superintendents Dr. Kim Fraker and Dr. Michele Taylor hosted the meeting with several local leaders attending.

Courtney Taylor, the Director of Gordon County’s Emergency Management updated the group on the work of the local Covid 19 Task Force.

Garrett Nudd, President of AdventHealth Gordon Foundation and Director of Marketing and Communications, introduced AdventHealth’s new CEO, Michael Murrill to the team.

Nudd and Murrill shared what they were seeing as health providers to the Calhoun, Gordon County community. Law enforcement also weighed in on how they could assist both school districts in the re-opening of schools.

City of Calhoun Chief Tony Pyle and City of Fairmount’s Interim Chief Will Regan offered a great deal of assistance with their suggestions for student safety as we prepare for the re-opening of school campuses.

Calhoun City Schools and Gordon County Schools are appreciative of the support of the local Covid 19 Task Force and this team in planning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

“We look forward to opening all of our schools on Wednesday, August 12, 2020,” stated Dr. Kim Fraker and Dr. Michele Taylor.

“With added safety and preventative measures, we believe we will have a successful re-entry into the schools. Additional information will be provided to all of our students, staff and parents in the coming weeks,”