School district goes virtual as COVID surges

By Andrea Kelley
Courtesy The Journal

EASLEY — The School District of Pickens County announced Friday its schools would temporarily shift to virtual instruction after a surge of COVID-19 cases in the first two weeks of classes.

The Pickens County School Board called an emergency meeting Friday and met in executive session for more than an hour before making the announcement.

Darian Byrd, the district’s director of communications and virtual learning, presented data comparing cases in the 2020-21 school year with the ongoing

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