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: The School Board voted on July 28 to push back the start of the school year to Aug. 19 because a majority of parents have not responded to the survey asking if they'd like in-person or distance learning for their child.
Bibb County: Curtis Jones, the superintendent of Bibb County Schools, says the school system will decide on which method of learning two weeks before the school year starts. Right now, they're preparing for both in-person and online learning. The school district is no longer considering a hybrid model, which would have been a mix of both. Schools will start after Labor Day. Results of parent and staff surveys can be found here.
Bleckley County: According to a release, the start of school is on August 10. As plans currently stand, students will have two options: traditional school or remote learning.
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 Facebook post by Dodge County Schools.
Dooly County: Detailed in a back-to-school plan, Dooly Schools will offer digital learning, distance learning, hybrid learning, remote learning, traditional learning, homeschooling, asynchronous learning and synchronous learning. School will now start Aug. 19 after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
Dublin City Schools: The schools are offering three different learning styles. Students have the option of returning to school in-person, continuing remote learning, and a mix of both. With the system's shortened calendar proposal, teachers will go through professional training to help with digital learning in all three environments before students return to school. The board approved a Sept. 8 school start date on July 13.
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.
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 visit the Houston County School System website 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. Jones County Virtual Academy has expanded to include grades K-12.
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.
Monroe County: The start of the school year has been moved back two weeks to Aug. 17. Elementary students go back to in-person learning, and middle and high school students will begin online learning. Instructional staff will report to work as scheduled on Tuesday, July 28.
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.
Pulaski County: School will start on Aug. 5, according to the calendar.
Taylor County: School will now start on Aug. 17.
Telfair County: School will start on Sept. 8. and the district will be offering in-person and distance learning options.
Treutlen County: School will start on Aug. 17 for those who opted for in-person instruction. Distancing learning will begin on Aug. 19.
Twiggs County: The school year will start on August 17 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 Aug. 7, Option B is set to begin Aug. 11 and Option C is set to begin Aug. 17.
Wheeler County: Schools are offering in-person and at-home instruction, according to their website. The first day of school is set for Aug. 7.
Wilcox County: School will now start on Aug. 13. It was previously scheduled for Aug. 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 Sept 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. Pre-planning for staff starts July 27 in hopes to give more time for distance learning training for teachers from August 3-14.