CMS Board Just Voted To Reopen Under ‘Plan C’ – Remote Learning Only

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During yesterday’s emergency meeting, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board voted unanimously to reopen the 2020-2021 school year under ‘Plan C’

According to North Carolina’s Guidebook to Reopening Public Schools, Plan C is “Remote learning only”, with ‘Remote learning’ being defined as “learning that takes place outside the traditional school setting using various media and formats, such as but not limited to: video conference, telephone conference, print material, online material, or Learning Management Systems (LMS)”.

According to CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston, new information about the impact of COVID-19 on staff, teachers, students, and parents was the primary driving force behind the emergency meeting and the new decision.  

“We have new information about how the virus has had an impact on staff in some of our key departments,” Winston noted. “These departments play a central role in opening schools for an in-person experience. It is important that everyone understand that we want our students and teachers back in school but only when it is safe to do so.”

Here is the full press release from CMS about yesterday’s decision:

You can watch the entire meeting from yesterday that led to the decision here:

What do you think about CMS’ decision to choose ‘Plan C’?

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