Prepared comments for today’s NHCS press conference referenced in error Governor Cooper’s Plan B restriction limiting school facilities to no greater than 50% maximum occupancy. This restriction has been removed from the July 14, 2020 update to the NC Department of Health and Human Services Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12). However, the requirement for 6 foot social distancing remains and is most restrictive.
New Hanover County Schools Plan B is consistent with all current requirements outlined in the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12).
Under Plan B in New Hanover County Schools:
All Pre-K-12 students will attend face to face instruction on an alternating three-week schedule.
Students will be assigned to groups (1, 2 or 3). Siblings will be in the same groups. Groups will attend school in an ongoing rotation by attending school in person for one week and receiving online instruction for two weeks.
The district recognizes that there are some special education students for whom remote learning provides additional challenges. For those students, services will continue to be provided daily in the school building.
Additionally, English learners in year 2 or less will attend daily.
A full K-12 virtual school option will be provided for families who selected home learning for their student.