CCS Superintendent to Recommend All Schools Begin New School Year Remotely
Published by Angel Hoggard on July 17, 2020
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Fayetteville, N.C. – The Cumberland County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, to consider and adopt an initial instructional and operational plan for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year. The Board will consider a recommendation from Cumberland County Schools (CCS) Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., to adopt Plan C (remote instruction only), as allowed by the Governor’s July 14 announcement regarding schools.

The meeting will be conducted virtually, with the Board members participating through video and audio or audio-only, due to health and safety concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to Board Policy 2300, G.S. 143-318.12, the March 26, 2020, Attorney General’s Advisory Letter, the COVID-19 related Executive Orders, the Board’s Emergency Powers Resolution adopted on March 13, 2020, and Session Law 2020-3. The meeting will be open to the public via live-streaming available at https://www.youtube.com/user/cumberlandcosch.
 
“The safety of our students and staff is our top priority,” said Dr. Connelly. “Over the last few days, we have received several health and safety concerns about the opening of schools. As promised, we have continued to monitor the situation and will use data to make informed decisions for our students and staff, in consultation with local health officials.”
 
The district is exploring ways to provide multiple student orientation options and device pick-up opportunities to prepare students to engage in robust, standards-aligned remote learning experiences at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. 
 
“Delaying the implementation of Plan B (Blended Face-to-Face and Remote Instruction) until later in the school year will provide more opportunities for us to watch coronavirus trends in Cumberland County and prepare to tackle the challenges of executing such a model,” said Dr. Connelly.
 
Families are still encouraged to complete the district’s re-entry enrollment form through Sunday, July 19. If the Board decides to move forward with Plan C, data received from the survey will help district officials plan for a possible shift to Plan B later in the school year as the spread of the virus subsides.
        

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