North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced guidelines on Tuesday that will allow the state’s K-12 schools to reopen at reduced in-classroom capacity but give parents and school districts the choice to have classes entirely online.
In-person instruction will have to adhere to “Plan B,” which restricts schools to 50% capacity when classes start in August.
Schools would have to make sure there is 6 feet between each person at all times — in the classroom and all other school facilities and on school buses. Remote learning in adherence to “Plan C” also has to be available to students.
Districts also have the option to participate solely in Plan C.
In districts where both options are available, families can choose whichever learning format is best for them.
The Alexander County Board of Education is expected to address the issue at their meeting this evening.