OCILLA — Irwin County is going back to in-classroom learning. The school system announced on social media last week that beginning Monday, Sept. 13, it will have a regular schedule with “100% in-school instruction.”. Virtual learning continued through Sept. 10. On Sept. 6, the system announced one positive COVID case...
The last immigrants being held at a privately-owned detention center in south Georgia have been transferred. The Irwin County Detention Center drew international attention in 2020 as dozens of women detainees accused a doctor at the facility of performing unwanted medical procedures. But the complaints of unnecessary hysterectomies at the facility go back years. The center has also been criticized by a whistleblower for not doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
OCILLA — One week after Irwin County Schools went to a hybrid schedule, the system has announced a switch to completely virtual. “Due to critical numbers with students and staff,” the Irwin County School District said in a posting Wednesday afternoon, schools would be closed Aug. 26 and Aug. 27. Virtual learning will begin Aug. 30 and run through Sept. 10.
Irwin County students are transitioning to virtual learning starting next week. In a letter to parents, the Irwin County School System announced that schools will be closed on Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 27. Students will start virtual learning on Monday, August 30 and continue through Friday, September 10.