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Isle of Wight Co. to vote on revoking approved school reopening plan

As schools work to reopen this fall, districts worry about substitute teaching shortage
Posted at 10:41 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 10:45:01-04

ISLE OF WIGHT Co., Va. – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Isle of Wight County School Board is now going to vote on rescinding a decision that was made on July 30 for reopening schools.

Officials now say the School Board of Isle of Wight County will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 3 at 9 a.m., in the Cafeteria of Westside Elementary School.

The School Board will take a vote to rescind the vote made at the July 30 School Board meeting regarding the adopted school reopening plan.

Officials said they are specifically addressing the previously adopted plan calling for the reopening of elementary and middle schools with parent choice of either 100 percent virtual for the semester or an AB hybrid model, and for the reopening of the high school with parent choice of either 100 percent virtual for the semester or in a total remote environment for nine weeks before revisiting in-person options at the end of the nine weeks.

The meeting will be streamed live on the IWCS Facebook page and YouTube channel, they said and guests are to wear face coverings.