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Lynchburg City Schools holds special meeting to address fall classes

At a school board meeting Tuesday night, officials reviewed their latest reopening plan.
At a school board meeting Tuesday night, officials reviewed their latest reopening plan.(WDBJ7 photo)
Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 5:02 PM EDT
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The Lynchburg City School Board is holding a special meeting Tuesday, July 28 at 5 p.m. to discuss options for students going back to school for the 2020/2021 school year.

Watch the meeting live here.

Due to limited seating, members of the public were encouraged to submit their questions and comments in advance to Tina Day, board clerk, at daytp@lcsedu.net by 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Options include:

Option 1 (original plan)

· Pre-K through fifth grade students attend class in-person beginning August 24, 2020, two days per week, Tue/Wed or Thu/Fri

· 6th-12th grade students participate in remote learning beginning August 24, 2020, then transition to in-person learning in schools beginning September 8, 2020, two days per week, Tue/Wed or Thu/Fri

· New: Students will be required to wear face coverings while attending in-person learning in schools

Option 2 (modified plan ~ new in-person learning start date for PreK-5)

· Pre-K through 12th grade students participate in remote learning beginning August 24, 2020, then transition to in-person learning in schools beginning September 8, 2020, two days per week, Tue/Wed or Thu/Fri

· Students will be required to wear face coverings while attending in-person learning in schools

Option 3 (modified plan ~ new in-person learning start date for all students)

· Pre-K through 12th grade students participate in remote learning beginning August 24, 2020, then transition to in-person learning in schools after the first nine weeks of school (late October). The frequency of in-person learning will be determined based on data available at that time.

· If data suggest, students will be required to wear face coverings while attending in-person learning in schools

The agenda can be found here.

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