CMS Students Headed Back to Full-Remote Learning

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Hours after the state announced a modified stay-at-home order, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted to move all students K-12 to remote learning, from Dec. 14 through Jan. 15. The board approved the change in a 6-3 vote, with “no” votes coming from Rhonda Cheek, Sean Strain, and Margaret Marshall. Pre-K remains in-person. At the same meeting Elyse Dashew was unanimously re-elected chair of the board, and Thelma Byers-Bailey as vice-chair.

More info on the plan, via the BOE presentation: 

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High school and middle school students who are scheduled to come to school for testing Dec. 14 through Dec. 18 will still be expected to do so, according to the new plan. “None of us wants to put our kids back behind a computer screen instead of in the classroom with a live teacher,” Elyse Dashew said. “But the health and safety of our students and staff comes first – and the COVID-19 metrics indicate that the number of infections is going up and will continue to do so for a while. So we will return to remote learning for K-12 students.”