The Smith County Board of Education met at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

School board members sat at tables spaced throughout the room to comply with social distancing recommendations, and some board members attended the meeting virtually via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

After lengthy discussion, the board decided to move forward with the current re-opening plan for Smith County Schools, with students returning to school for a half-day on August 5 and a full day on August 7.

You can watch the full meeting below.

For more information about the Smith County School System, visit https://www.smithcoedu.com.

The Smith County School Board typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Smith County Board of Education, located at 126 Smith County Middle School Lane in Carthage, Tennessee.

The next School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

All meetings are open to the public and streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/smithcountyinsider/.