The Weldon City Schools Board of Education will go with a remote learning plan for the first nine weeks, the system said in a statement released over the weekend.
Interim Superintendent Jerry Congleton said the decision by the board of education was based on the three options presented by Governor Roy Cooper last week.
“Parents will have the opportunity to participate in training, informational sessions on instruction and open house prior to the first day of school,” Congleton said. “Information on how to obtain an electronic device will be shared and available soon.”
He said, “The health, welfare, and safety of the students, staff, and community is of the utmost importance to Weldon City Schools. As a reminder, these plans are subject to change based on updates related to COVID-19 in our community and state.”
There will be communication with parents and students through the district’s call notification system as well as social media.
The decision to go with remote learning came after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the state Department of Public Instruction released guidance for school districts to reopen during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
The governor recommended that schools reopen under Plan B — a blended learning environment — with the option to go with Plan C — the remote learning scenario.
According to the school’s calendar approved on May 21, the first day for students is August 10.