Multiple schools announce pushed back start dates

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(SOUTHWEST GEORGIA) – Two additional Southwest Georgia school systems are now moving back their start dates due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Worth County School System made the call to move the start of the school year to Tuesday, September 8th.

Baker County Schools also announced they will push back the start date to Monday, August 24th.

For now, both school systems are still offering both in-person and virtual classes for students.

-Worth County’s statement

Baker County’s statement