Johnston County schools shift remote-learning day to allow for 2nd dose vaccination of staffers

Johnston County News

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) — Johnston County school leaders Tuesday made a change to the upcoming school calendar to accommodate a COVID-19 second-dose vaccination clinic for staffers.

The Johnston County Board of Education decided that a remote-learning day already planned for March 24 would be moved to March 26, a Friday.

The change applies for all schools except North Johnston High School, which will have remote-learning on March 24 and 26, school officials said.

March 24 is a Wednesday, which has been set aside as a day for “deep cleaning” of the schools, officials said. It’s unclear when the deep cleaning that week will take place.

“EC Self-Contained students, elementary students, and Cohort 2 students in grades 6-12 will attend school on Wednesday, March 24, and all students will remain home and participate in asynchronous learning on Friday, March 26,” a news release from the school system said.

The second dose vaccination clinic is scheduled for March 26 at North Johnston High School.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Click here for full list of trending stories