Rutherford County Schools Close Until Spring Break


Following first reported case of COVID-19 in Rutherford County, Director of Schools Bill Spurlock announced the closing of all Rutherford County Schools. The closure has been extended through Friday, April 3.

March 16, 2020


Rutherford County Schools


We have an important update for you concerning school closings. 


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has issued a statement this morning urging all school districts to close through the end of March, which is in the middle of our spring break. So we are closing schools and all school activities for the next three weeks through spring break.


Again, all Rutherford County schools and activities will be closed through Friday, April 3. This closing applies to all school or student activities, including athletics and extracurricular events. 


We do have a plan for offering food for students at locations throughout the county. Those details will be released later today. 


We will keep parents informed of any other closings or cancellations. 


In the meantime, here are the answers to three commonly asked questions:


Question:Will RCS offer food during the shutdown?


Answer:Yes, Rutherford County Schools will be offering various sites for food throughout the county. For more information, follow this link.


Question:How are proms and graduations being affected by the shutdown?


Answer:We have not altered the graduation schedule at this time. Individual schools will notify their students and parents if they are rescheduling their prom.


Question:When will testing be held for TNReady and the ACT for juniors?


Answer:The state has not modified the testing dates for TNReady at this point, but if those dates are changed, we will update parents and students. The make-up day for juniors taking the ACT will be April 21.