By WECT Staff | January 13, 2021 at 1:12 PM EST – Updated January 13 at 1:23 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The New Hanover County Board of Education on Wednesday voted to delay the transition to in-person instruction (Plan A) at the district’s elementary schools.
During Wednesday’s meeting, the board voted 6-1, with Nelson Beaulieu being the lone dissenting vote, for elementary students to remain in remote-only learning until at least Jan. 25, when the district will move into Plan B — a combination of in-person and remote learning.
The extra time is to give staff an opportunity to adjust to the logistics of Plan B, particularly in regards to transportation.
Ahead of the meeting, some parents and members of the New Hanover County Association of Educators (NHCAE) voiced their concerns about transitioning young students back into the classroom.
The NHCAE was previously calling on the board to ensure six feet of social distancing was in place in classrooms, along with full transparency of COVID-19 infections inside schools, once students were back in session.
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