Wake County Schools update: Wake County school board to vote Monday on Plan A return for 6-12th grade students | #Education

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — The Wake County Board of Education will vote Monday evening on whether to bring students back to more than 60 middle schools and high schools.The decision will affect tens of thousands of students in the district.

Right now, sixth- through 12th-grade students in Wake County public schools are in school on weekly rotations. Under the district’s new recommendation, all students could return to Plan A in-person learning as early as April 5.

Under the proposal, traditional students would return April 8; year-round students would arrive April 14.There is mixed reaction among parents, ABC11 spoke with ReBekah Werner on Sunday. Werner fought back tears as she told us she wants her 14-year-old and 17-year-old back in the classroom full-time.

“This is important for so many reasons. I respect that we’re doing everything that we can to keep our kids physically safe. But their mental health is equally important to me,” Werner said.

Shaquita Boone is the mother of a seventh-grader who is enrolled in a virtual academy at Moore Square Magnet Middle School, but her daughter wants to be back in the classroom.

“She would rather take that chance,” Boone said. However, just because her daughter wants to take the chance, doesn’t mean Boone wants to do the same.

“I’m very scared honestly,” Boone said. “No one knows if you will be successful at overcoming COVID. You don’t know until you catch COVID.”

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Last week, WCPSS reported 57 positive COVID-19 cases. Seventy percent of those cases were from students.

Plan A still requires students to adhere to face coverings, cleaning protocols, health screenings and social distancing.

On Friday, the CDC recently recommending most students maintain at least 3 feet of distance instead of 6 feet.

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