The Wake County Board of Education will meet this evening at 6:00pm to vote on when the state’s second largest school district should return to in-person classroom instruction.
The proposal before the board would have PreK-5th grade students and special-education students resuming in-person learning as early as Oct. 26th on a three-week rotation. Older students (6th-12th grade) would return on November 9th following the same rotation.
A detailed explanation of the WCPSS’s plan can be found here.
Neighboring Durham Public Schools made the decision last week to stick with online learning through mid-January.
Click below to listen to our recent interview with NCAE President Tamika Walker Kelly on the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the return to in-person instruction:
New cases of COVID-19 dropped to 868 on Monday with a positivity rate of 5.3%.
Eleven percent of the state’s overall COVID cases have been in children under age 17.