Three Franklin County schools move to virtual learning due to positive COVID-19 cases

Classes will be online from Oct. 29-Nov. 4


Benjamin Franklin Middle School and The Gereau Center have been added to the list of Franklin County schools to switch to online classes until the first week of November due to coronavirus, according to superintendent Dr. Mark Church.

Chuch said that starting Friday, Oct. 30, Benjamin Franklin Middle School and The Gereau Center will move to virtual instruction until Wednesday, Nov. 4 and students will return to their normal schedule on Thursday, Nov. 5.

According to officials, this change does not affect students who are part of the self-contained special education classes at Benjamin Franklin Middle.


Franklin County Public Schools announced Wednesday in an email to families that one school will move to virtual learning for about a week because of COVID-19.

Superintendent Dr. Mark Church said Franklin County High School’s classes will be moved online from Thursday, Oct. 29 through Wednesday, Nov. 4 because the school is having difficulty providing adequate classroom supervision.

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