March 10, 2021–11:00 p.m.
ROME CITY SCHOOLS
April 2 will be a flexible learning day for the Rome City School System.
The additional off day for students was announced during Tuesday’s Rome Board of Education meeting.
Because of the partnership Rome City Schools shares with Floyd Medical Center, administrators and educators with RCS will receive COVID-19 vaccinations on April 2 during the flexible learning day.
Those in the system who choose to receive the vaccination will be given access.
Vaccinations will take place at the Rome City Schools College and Career Academy.
Because of the expenses associated with maintaining a clean and safe environment for their students, Superintendent Byars and the RCS School Board have approved a $500 reimbursement for all employees in the system.
Monies from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security act will be used to fund this effort.
In addition to the bonuses for teachers, Rome City Schools will also replace 7000 Chrome Books and will be purchasing seven new school buses.
Plans are also in place to purchase two new Special Education buses with monies from the general fund.
The system is also purchasing 600-plus new laptops for faculty and staff members to replace outdated technology.