K-5 Wayne County Public Schools classrooms won’t return to completely in-person instruction until at least mid- March.
With trends moving in the wrong direction, the Wayne County Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep K-5 students in the remote and in-person “Plan B” option until the start of the fourth grading period.
Interim Superintendent Dr. David Lewis says the latest COVID-19 trends are “worrisome” based upon the information he’s been receiving from Wayne UNC Health Care.
Dr. Carol Artis, WCPS’s Executive Director of Teaching and Learning/Federal Programs, says a recent survey showed approximately 80% of school administrators wanted to stay in “Plan B.”
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Marcia Manning says the schools nursing staff is stretched thin as they are required to also work a weekly shift at the hospital.
March 16th is the first day of the fourth grading period for students.
The Wayne County Board of Education plans to meet prior to the start of the fourth grading period to reconsider any reopening plans.