Wake County Schools to Remain All-Remote Until Mid-February
School board approves new plan in 7-2 vote
A week after Durham Public Schools’ Board of Education voted to stay in Plan C through the end of this school year, Wake County Public School System’s board has also altered its return-to-school schedule. In a 7-2 vote, the Wake County Board of Education extended all-remote learning to mid-February. Students were previously slated to return to in-person learning on Jan. 20.
Where other school systems stand:
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
As of this week, Chapel Hill-Carrboro public school students are going back to Plan-B in March: elementary students return on March 1, middle school students come back on March 8, and high school students enter classrooms again on March 9.
Orange County Schools
“Monday night’s 4-3 school board decision, on the eve of kindergarten orientation, would reopen the district on a Plan B hybrid schedule for K-1 students as soon as a COVID-19 testing program, air purifiers and a plan for having lunch outside the classrooms are in place,” the News & Observer reported this week. “It was not clear when that could happen, but Orange County Health Director Quintana Stewart said it could take a few weeks to start the testing program.”
Johnston County Schools
A 4-3 vote by the Johnston County School Board on Tuesday means a return for K-12 students on Feb. 1.
Franklin County Schools
Franklin County Schools’ students returned to face-to-face instruction on Jan. 11.