After initial assessments, the scope of damage to New Hanover County Schools’ buildings is greater than was originally thought after Hurricane Florence. Due to this status and the need for more time to get the schools prepared, students will be allowed to return on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Teachers, teacher assistants, and other 10-month employees will return on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The district had announced previously that teachers and 10-month employees could return tomorrow, September 27, 2018, however, more time is needed to prepare.
“I commend our staff and contractors for working hard over the past few days to get the buildings ready for students and most employees to return. Our goal continues to be getting the schools up and running as soon as it is safe to do so,” Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley said.
“After we see how things are going early next week, there is the possibility that we may have to delay the start of school again, so everyone will need to be flexible and patient. Right now, I’m hoping we can hold on to the October 4th return date for students,” Dr. Markley added.
NHCS employees should check with their supervisors if they have any questions or concerns.