Halifax, Franklin schools to start year online-only for first 9 weeks

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Schools in Halifax and Franklin counties are joining a growing list of area districts that will start the school year with only remote learning.

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The Halifax County Board of Education decided Monday that students will have online-only learning for the first nine weeks of school.

The decision was made at the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Eric L. Cunningham.

The school system will work out details of the plan during the board of education’s next meeting.

That meeting will be held online Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.

The Franklin County Board of Education also voted to approve the “Plan C” approach on Monday night. A video from Superintendent Dr. Rhonda Schuhler was posted on YouTube and includes information on the plan for parents and students.

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