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.