New Hanover County School Board changed how Plan B will be implemented; no Plan A yet
By WECT Staff | September 21, 2020 at 7:31 PM EDT – Updated September 21 at 11:58 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – New Hanover County (NHC) Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the transition to Plan B of returning students to school using an AA/BB model instead of a three-week rotation schedule.
Plan B will now begin Monday, October 12 with students in groups A and B rotating in-person and remote attendance. Students in Group A will attend on Monday and Tuesday, and those in Group B will attend Thursday and Friday. All students will attend remotely on Wednesdays. Families who still want a full remote option will be able to participate in an all-remote learning option. Group assignments will be communicated at the school level.
According to a news release, the transition to the AA/BB model was approved based on health data and trends provided by the New Hanover County Health Department. The district will continue to work with county health officials and monitor and assess data to plan for the transition to Plan A when conditions permit.
To help communicate information and specifics regarding the AA/BB model under Plan B, the district will host Town Hall meetings during the week of September 28. The district will hold four separate virtual events on:
- Monday, September 28 – District Staff
- Tuesday, September 29 – Pre K and Elementary Schools
- Wednesday, September 30 – LatinX Families (Partnered with UNCW Latino Alliance)
- Thursday, October 1 – Middle and High Schools
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