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Board Approves Joint Resolution To Support House Bill 983; Continues Optional Masks

Board Approves Joint Resolution To Support House Bill 983; Continues Optional Masks

During the monthly meeting of the Wayne County Board of Education, Superintendent David Lewis discussed House Bill 983 with the Board. Essentially, the bill allocates $15 million for Goldsboro High, $5 million for Dillard Middle, and $5 million for Brogden Middle for renovations and repairs. After some discussion, the Board unanimously approved a Joint Resolution with the Board of…read more »

BREAKING: WCPS To Return To All Optional Masking On Feb. 21

BREAKING: WCPS To Return To All Optional Masking On Feb. 21

(GDN) — Masks will once again be optional in Wayne County Public Schools.  In January, the school board had decided that any Wayne County Public School that exceeded an 8% exclusion rate would have to return to mandatory masking. On Thursday, the Wayne County Board of Education voted to return to optional masking following a…read more »

WCPS Continues Mandatory Masking Requirement Based Upon School’s Exclusion Rate

WCPS Continues Mandatory Masking Requirement Based Upon School’s Exclusion Rate

(GDN) — Wayne County Public Schools will continue with its masking requirement for schools that reach an 8% exclusion rate.  Ken Derksen, WCPS Executive Director for Community Engagement and Student & Family Support, presented the latest COVID-19 metrics to the Wayne County Board of Education on Monday.  Derksen says, after the omicron surge in early…read more »

WCPS To Require Masks For All

WCPS To Require Masks For All

Everyone will be required to mask up while at Wayne County Public Schools.  Tuesday afternoon, the Wayne County Board of Education reversed course and voted to require all students, staff and visitors to wear a mask while in a WCPS school building.  That was after the school board heard from Assistant Superintendent Dr. Marcia Manning,…read more »

Masks Will Be Optional As WCPS Starts New School Year

Masks Will Be Optional As WCPS Starts New School Year

Masks will be optional in Wayne County Public Schools this coming academic year. Monday evening, the Wayne County Board of Education debated the latest recommendations for safely returning students to the classroom as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and cases surge in North Carolina. School board members Jennifer Strickland and Wade Leatham argued the masking decision should…read more »

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