Clayton students are currently scheduled to return to class Aug. 3.
The note comes two days after Beasley said in a YouTube video that the district is leaning heavily toward a virtual-only opening next month because of the soaring coronavirus infections.
Parents surveyed on four opening options -- virtual-only, traditional daily classes, dividing students into smaller daily class groups or a blend of strategies -- overwhelming chose the virtual route.
“For the most part our parents commented that they were not comfortable with sending students back to school, even with safety guidelines as long as the data suggests that the virus transmission is still increasing,” Beasley said during the YouTube video. “Our employees responded similarly.”
Clayton isn't the only district that has given its opening date a second look. Fayette County's first day will be Aug. 10 instead of Aug. 3 as originally planned. Gwinnett County will begin Aug. 12 instead of Aug. 5.