Central NC schools move to remote learning for Friday over gas shortage

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham Public Schools and Wake County Public School Systems said they will be moving to remote learning on Friday over the gas shortage.

Both school districts said it will help reduce the need to commute to schools and district sites.

DPS’s meal distribution programs will continue as normal.

Central services and school employees will follow the district’s inclement weather protocol.

DPS said it is continuing to closely monitor this evolving situation and provide updates if any additional changes to schedules occur.

WCPSS said principals and teachers will determine what type of instruction will be offered and will communicate assignments to students.

Advance Placement exams at WCPSS scheduled for Friday will still be offered, but students will need to provide their own transportation. Makeup dates will be announced for students unable to take exams on Friday.

Franklin County Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and Vance County Schools said they also will be moving students to a remote learning day due to the gas shortage.

Colonial Pipeline said it has begun to restart its system following last week’s ransomware attack.

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