Brunswick County school board votes to allow K-5 students to return to class for in-person instruction

Unanimous decision made by Brunswick County Schools to transition K-5 students to Plan A

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Brunswick County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously voted to allow students in grades K-5 to return to school for full-time, in-person instruction beginning next month.

Students in Brunswick County who are already doing the A/B alternating day plan will start Oct. 5.

The board will also allow families of students currently doing remote-only learning an opportunity to opt-in for in-person instruction. Those students will be allowed to return to class on Oct. 20. School officials noted that there is no guarantee that a student will have their same teacher after the switch.

Those who choose to transfer their child from 100% remote to 100% face-to-face must apply by September 29th. Once the switch has been made, children are committed to face-to-face learning for the remainder of the semester. Click here for Transfer Request Form.

Additionally, the school board voted to approve a maximum capacity of 48 students per bus on K-5 school bus routes.

Last week, Governor Roy Cooper announced that public school districts across the state would have the option of sending elementary students back to school full-time, commonly referred to as Plan A, beginning on Oct. 5.

Cooper added that students in grades 6-12 would continue to operate under either Plan B, a combination of remote-only learning and in-person instruction, or Plan C, which is entirely online learning.

The Brunswick County school board called Tuesday’s emergency meeting following Cooper’s announcement.

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