Shelby County Schools issues a statement regarding mass MLGW cutoffs

Updated: Aug. 25, 2020 at 11:52 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - MLGW paused disconnections at the start of the pandemic, but they resumed on Monday, leaving many families without power for virtual learning.

The Shelby County Schools district has established a new daily attendance code for families affected.

This new attendance code, ANC (Absent for No Connection), can be used when a student’s parent provides an excuse that indicates the child could not participate in virtual learning that day because of a power outage or loss of internet connectivity.

As with all absences, the student is eligible for make-up work per SCS board Policy 6014

SCS is also working closely with MLGW to monitor outages and disconnections, and to determine the next steps for supporting families who are experiencing a disruption in service.

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