UPDATE: Here Are Triangle School Districts’ Plans for the Coming Months
Some have opted for a mix of in-person and remote learning, while others have only installed the latter
After N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the “hybrid” reopening plan for schools this week, districts across North Carolina have been firming plans for the upcoming school year. See that progress below. Also, a note: The state will require face coverings for all students, teachers, and staff. Temperature checks will be conducted daily before kids enter schools. North Carolina's public schools are scheduled to return in some form on August 17.
Wake County Public Schools
Wake County Public School System School Board has now adopted "Plan B Transition," in which students will begin the year online and then transition to in-person learning at a date to be determined. Previously, students were to have a rotating schedule: one week of in-person learning and two weeks of remote learning.
Durham Public Schools
The Durham Schools Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of a remote-only plan for at least the first nine weeks of school. That plan could be extended, depending on developments over the next couple months.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools through at least the end of the year. The school board initially unanimously voted in favor of a remote-only plan for at least the first nine weeks of school. That plan could be extended, depending on developments over the next couple months.
Orange County Public Schools
Initially, the Orange County School Board determined that schooling will be remote-only for at least the first four weeks of the year. During the special meeting on July 20, the board voted to extend that initial period beyond four weeks (possibly into October), and remote-learning-only can now last through nine weeks or beyond.
Franklin County Schools
As of Aug. 10, Franklin County students in pre-K through 2nd grade will attend school for in-person learning Monday through Friday; students in 3rd through 12th grade will learn remotely. All students will also have the option to go all-remote.
Johnston County Schools
Johnston County Schools will begin the school year remote-only, transitioning to in-person learning for K-5 by Sept. 8.