KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — All Union County Public Schools will close for the first two weeks of September, district officials announced Tuesday.
All school events, including athletics, will be canceled from Sept. 1 through Sept. 10. Classes are set to resume on Monday, Sept. 13.
Union County Schools Director of Schools Jimmy Carter attributed the closure to a rise in positive COVID-19 cases and inability to staff classrooms.
Virtual learning will not be offered at this time. The district will utilize inclement weather days built into the schedule during the closure.