NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Middle Tennessee school districts are continuing to make up for lost classroom time during the pandemic.
”We have seen some areas where we really need to provide some intervention this upcoming school year, as well as this summer to make sure kids are back on track,” said Michele Galluzzi, supervisor of middle schools for Robertson County Schools.
RCS' summer learning camp has more than 1,300 students enrolled in grades K-8, and almost 200 on the high school level.
“Generally, we have about 50 students in summer school for middle school. This year we have about 300. So you can see the difference,” said Galluzzi.
In the Clarksville-Montgomery County school district, about 20 percent of their students are participating in the district's summer program.
“The programs are designed based on assessment data. So, we are continuing to assess students. The two primary areas of focus in first through seventh grade it's math and reading,” said Dr. Sean Impeartrice, chief academic officer for CMCSS.
With some programs ending in July, the district says their efforts will continue into the fall.
“Next year we know we are going to still have some mitigation with learning loss. We are prepared to teach our curriculum — and continue to look at those skill-based deficits,” said Dr. Impeartrice.