RALEIGH – North Carolina public schools will continue remote learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year, Gov. Roy Cooper announced April 24.
State public health officials are developing safety guidelines for schools to follow when classes are able to convene in person, as well as guidance for summer camps and other groups that use school facilities.
“School buildings will stay closed to students for this school year, but school isn’t over,” Cooper said. “The decision to finish the year by remote learning was not made lightly, but it is the right thing to do to protect our students, teachers and communities.”
Schools have been closed since March 16 to avoid spread of COVID-19.
Earnest Winston, superintendent for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, said the district needs to discuss grading more internally before announcing anything at this time.
Today Gov. Roy Cooper announced the continued closure of North Carolina public schools. Online learning will continue throughout the remainder of the school year. Please watch this video from Superintendent Earnest Winston for more information: https://t.co/mejQhp0Q2t pic.twitter.com/wR96rdzjMD
— CMS (@CharMeckSchools) April 24, 2020
Governor Cooper has announced distance learning will continue until the end of the school year.
While I expected this, it is a relief and at the same time heartbreaking to know for sure.
— Elyse Dashew (@elysedashew) April 24, 2020
The @CMSSupt has established a graduation task force. The task force includes seniors, parents,principals, teachers, central office staff. We’re hopeful that we will be able to give our seniors some sense of celebration and accomplishment. @CharMeckSchools
— Carol Sawyer (@Sawyer4Schools) April 24, 2020
— Bain Elementary (@BainElem) April 24, 2020