As students get closer to returning to school, parents across Central Georgia are wondering what that will look like.
Here is a list of what each county (organized alphabetically) has planned for fall instruction so far.
Bookmark this list because it will be updated as changes are announced.
Baldwin County: All staff, students and visitors are required to wear masks. On August 17-18, Remote Learning Students will report to their designated school and drive through the normal car rider line to pick up their Chromebook. The School Board voted on July 28 to push back the start of the school year to Aug. 19. You can find more information here.
Bibb County: Bibb County Schools made the decision to start school fully online because of the rise of coronavirus cases in the county. Superintendent Curtis Jones spoke about technology distribution, hot spots and WiFi buses to provide internet services to those who do not have access. He says local churches have said they will provide a space for kids to learn if their parents are working.
Bleckley County: According to a release, the start of school is on August 10. Students have two options: traditional school or remote learning. August 21 is the final day for opting back into traditional face-to-face school.
Crawford County: According to the Crawford County School District plan to restart school, students will either return to in-person classes or distance learning online. If they have to shut the school down, virtual learners will continue with their instruction. Face-to-face learners will revert to a distance learning plan. In-person instruction and distance learning begins Aug. 17.
Dodge County: School will start Sept. 8 and they will offer an in-person and eLearning option, according to a back-to-school plan by Dodge County Schools.
Dooly County: According to their website, Dooly Schools will offer digital learning through Google Classroom to start the school year. School will start Aug. 19.
Dublin City Schools: The school year will begin fully online for students on Sept. 8 through the first quarter. More info can be found here.
Hancock County: The Hancock County Board of Education and Superintendent Miranda Wilson have elected to start the 2020-2021 school year on August 3. The first 9 weeks will take place online. You can find more here.
Houston County: The start of the school year has been moved back two days to Aug 6. Students have two options for the upcoming school year -- online or in-person learning. To register for online learning or to learn more about both options, you can see the plan here.
Johnson County: Johnson County Schools will have two options for students -- face-to-face instruction or distance learning online. School is scheduled to start on Sept. 8.
Jones County: According to their website, the school is on students returning August 17 -- two weeks later than the original start date. Safety measures will be implemented to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, including required face masks for K-12. Jones County Virtual Academy has expanded to include grades K-12. More info can be found here.
Laurens County: School will now start on Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day, and end on June 4. The county is offering two instruction options: in-person learning or fully online learning. Students in PreK-8th grade doing online learning must commit to doing it for the first nine weeks. Students in 9-12th grade must commit for the first semester of the school year. The registration period for online learning will run July 24-31. You can find the plan here.
Macon County: Students will return to either in-person learning or virtual learning, according to a letter from the superintendent. School will now start on Sept. 8, according to the calendar. All faculty, staff and students are required to wear face masks. More information can be found here.
Monroe County: All middle school and high school students will begin instruction on August 17 virtually. Elementary students will begin on August 17 with a combination of virtual instruction and face to face instruction. Chromebooks will be issued to students as needed by their home school. The school system will secure hot spots through Verizon for families to use during the first semester this year. You can find more info on their website.
Peach County: The school system announced two instruction options. The first option is a three phase plan of hybrid of in-person instruction and distance learning. The second option is total distance learning. The Peach County school year is tentatively scheduled to begin on August 27. More details can be found in their plan here.
Pulaski County: School will start on August 5, according to the calendar.
Taylor County: They are offering students either in-person instruction or online distance learning. School will begin on August 17, according to a letter from the Superintendent.
Telfair County: School will start on September 8 and the district will be offering in-person and distance learning options. Masks will be required in certain areas, according to their plan.
Treutlen County: School will start on August 17 for those who opted for in-person instruction, according to the traditional calendar. Distancing learning will begin on August 19, according to the virtual learning calendar.
Twiggs County: The school year will start on August 17, according to their calendar, and the first nine weeks will be taught through a virtual platform. The county will re-evaluate after the first nine weeks. The county says they'll be delivering two meals per day, they'll distribute a laptop to each family based on a needs assessment, and they are negotiating affordable internet options for low-income families.
Washington County: Superintendent Rickey Edmond says they'll be operating with in-person, remote learning, and a combination of both this August. The part-time option is for parents who want to send their kids back to school gradually. Option A is set to begin August 7, Option B is set to begin Aug. 11 and Option C is set to begin Aug. 17, according to their website.
Wheeler County: Schools are offering in-person and at-home instruction, according to their website. The first day of school is set for August 7.
Wilcox County: School will start on August 13. It was previously scheduled for August 6 but was moved back a week on July 30 due to COVID-19 cases.
Wilkinson County: The county has moved the start date back to August 17 and will be doing a distance learning model only until September 4. Superintendent Aaron Geter says they did not give out devices to students this past spring for remote learning, but they plan to hand out a device for each student who needs one in the fall.