Board waits on sending K-5 students back full time

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The Wayne County Board of Education, after a spirited debate, voted 4-3 in favor of waiting until the end of the first semester - if - the Wayne County Public Schools district decides to fully reopen schools for K-5 students under Plan “A.”

Gov. Roy Cooper announced last week that school districts may reopen to K-5 students on Oct. 5.

WCPS considered the move until the Board held a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon. Though the district has prevented any coronavirus outbreaks, Board members said plenty of work remains.

And time is needed to resolve issues.

For more information on the Board’s decision, see next Wednesday’s edition of the Mount Olive Tribune.

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