Wayne County Public Schools released the following information following Tuesday’s special Board of Education meeting:
On Tuesday, March 16, at a Special Called meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education in a 4-3 vote approved transitioning all grades, K-12, to Plan A for 5 days a week face-to-face instruction beginning March 29. Daily early dismissals will continue to allow teachers additional time to plan and implement remote instruction. Grades K-5 are currently in Plan A with face-to-face instruction four days a week. March 24 will be the last Wednesday remote day for face-to-face students in grades K-12.
In Plan A, all health and safety protocols that were in place during Plan B will remain in effect, including mask requirements, temperature checks, health screenings, exclusions for COVID-19 symptoms, etc. While 6 feet of social distancing in the classroom is not required in Plan A, schools will work to socially distance students and staff to the greatest extent possible. Families still have the option for their child to participate in Plan A or the district’s 100% Virtual Learning Program.
The motion to support the Plan A transition was made by Dale Leatham and seconded by Jennifer Strickland. (Voting in Favor: Leatham, Strickland, Sanders, & Vice-Chair Democko / Voting against: Burden, Henderson, & Chair West).