Dare County Schools to survey community on reopening of schools

Published 1:34 pm Sunday, July 5, 2020

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John Farrelly, superintendent of Dare County Schools, shared some brief updates with DCS families on July 2. This followed Governor Cooper’s update on July 1 that he would wait “a couple of weeks” before announcing plants to open NC public schools.

There are three options on the table for public schools in terms of reopening: Plan A: traditional, Plan B: open to 50% capacity or Plan C: remote learning only.

Farrelly noted in his release that the Governor’s new Executive Order 147 will carry through until July 17. This order limits gatherings to 25 people or less in outdoor spaces, which means DCS will be unable to offer another high school graduation option of the traditional sense.

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On Tuesday, July 7, parents and staff will receive surveys to give feedback on the various plans under the “Plan B” options.

“Please keep in mind that if the Governor chooses to open with ‘Plan B’ that building capacity is limited to 50% student capacity. Included in our survey is a virtual school option where students can work from home virtually in the first semester. This option is similar to remote learning but will feature mandatory attendance and a full school day,” wrote Farrelly.