Nearly all Wayne County schools returning under full remote instruction

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Wayne County Board of Education members voted to reopen schools under “Plan C” — full remote learning — for most of the county’s schools.

In a split 4-2 vote, all schools except Wayne Early/Middle College High and Wayne School of Engineering. The two Cooperative Innovative High Schools will reopen under Plan B as planned.

The Board made the decision after hearing a Plan B update from the district administration. Serious concerns were raised by administrators about the need for more time to be able to provide adequate training to teachers in order for them to more effectively teach students in a hybrid face-to-face and remote instruction model.

Administrators also expressed that having extra time would allow for accurate enrollment data to be obtained, clear bus routes to be finalized, purchased technology to be received, and buildings to be fully prepared for students to return in face-to-face instruction.

While all Board members in attendance were in agreement that nearly all schools needed to reopen under Plan C, the Board debated how much time would be sufficient to give schools to prepare for the transition to Plan B.

The instructional schedules for WCPS schools are now as follows:

Key DatesSchoolInstructional Plan
August 12   Goldsboro HighFirst Day of School – Plan C
August 12  Wayne Early/Middle College HighFirst Day of School – Plan B
August 12Wayne School of EngineeringFirst Day of School – Plan B
August 17Traditional Academic Calendar SchoolsFirst Day of School – Plan C
September 3Goldsboro HighStart of Plan B
September 8Traditional Academic Calendar SchoolsStart of Plan B

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