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School board provides Plan A option for more students

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education voted Monday to return Chatham County Schools students in grades 4 and 5 to in-person instruction under Plan A beginning April 12. The board also approved providing the option for in-person instruction under Plan A beginning April 12 for students in grades six through 12 in the district’s exceptional children program and for the district’s students on 504 plans. Those decisions are required under Senate Bill 220. 

The rest of the district’s students in grades six through 12 remain in Plan B, continuing a mix of at-home learning and in-person instruction.

On March 8, the board voted for students in prekindergarten through third grade to begin Plan A on April 12. 

The Chatham County Schools Virtual Academy remains a fully remote learning option for students. 

Also during Monday’s meeting, the board voted to change April 1 from an early release day to an optional teacher workday in order to facilitate the Plan A transition. 

The board will hold a special meeting March 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Horton Middle School to discuss Senate Bill 220’s potential impacts on students in grades 6-12. 

Published March 22, 2021