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Franklin Co. Public Schools votes to start school after Labor Day

Teachers will return two weeks prior to Labor Day.
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Published: Jul. 20, 2020 at 10:53 PM EDT
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Franklin County Public School Board voted Monday evening to move the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year to after Labor Day, according to Chairperson Julie Nix.

The school year was previously scheduled to begin August 10 for grades K-12.

The vote came down at 5-3 in favor, and will be followed by a public hearing Monday. According to Jon Atchue of Franklin Co. Public Schools, the district will be working with the Virginia Department of Health to determine a metric plan to help guide the choice of a virtual, or A/B split student format.

Teachers will return two weeks prior to Labor Day.

Franklin County joins Roanoke County Public Schools in delaying opening, following the latter’s announcement last week.

More on Franklin County Public Schools can be found here.

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