School Board To Discuss Possibly Reopening K-5 Schools

School Board To Discuss Possibly Reopening K-5 Schools

The Wayne County Board of Education plans to discuss the potential reopening of the district’s elementary schools.

Last week Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced North Carolina’s school systems can reopen K-5 schools starting October 5th.  Those schools will still need to adhere to certain guidelines such as face coverings for all students, teachers and staff, social distancing, and symptom screening.  But those elementary schools will not be required to reduce the number of children in the classroom. Also, districts will still provide an option for families to select all remote learning for their students.

The Wayne County Board of Education holds its special meeting on the matter at 12:30 PM this Wednesday, September 23.

As a reminder, the following Board of Education meeting guidelines are in effect:

  • Because of the current federal and state emergencies resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the public are urged to take advantage of live-streaming options and to not physically attend the Board meetings.
  • All public Board of Education monthly and special called meetings will be streamed live via Youtubelive, assessable via (WCPS Live button), and can be watched on Channel 18 on Spectrum Cable.
  • During Board of Education meetings, the Boardroom will be closed to the public:
    • A television monitor will be set up for any members of the public who come to the WCPS Administrative Offices to watch a meeting.
    • Social distancing consistent with CDC guidelines will be practiced.