Yesterday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Forsyth County Public Schools during day two of the Republican National Convention for a photo-op to discuss safely reopening schools — despite surging outbreaks in schools across the state and no real plan from the federal government to ensure schools have the supplies they need to ensure students, teachers and staff are safe.
Georgia has the second-highest rate in the nation for COVID spread, and multiple school systems have seen case numbers surge after returning in person. Forsyth County itself had over 600 students quarantined for exposure to the coronavirus during the first week of school.
Amy Westmoreland, a school nurse who recently resigned due to coronavirus concerns in Paulding County Schools, spoke with 11Alive’s La’Tasha Givens.
By Michael King