Durham Public Schools will stick with online learning into 2021

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — Durham Public Schools will continue operating on fully remote learning, “Plan C” under the state’s guidelines, into 2021 and for the remainder of the first semester.

Traditional and year-round schools will use virtual lessons through January 15, while specialty high schools will stay online through Dec. 23 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Superintendent Pascal Mubenga made the recommendation after a vote 6-1 vote by the DPS Board of Education on Thursday night.

“We are going to make Plan C better,” said Superintendent Pascal Mubenga. “Our community and teachers are not all of one mind, but right now most families and teachers still have deep concerns about COVID-19. We are continuing to work with our health department and medical experts to identify the best, safest time to re-open for in-person instruction. Our students need in-person instruction, but parents and teachers need to be confident that our community is

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Durham Public Schools to continue online learning for remainder of the semester

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Durham students will remain online for the remainder of the first semester, after a vote 6-1 vote by the DPS Board of Education on Thursday night.

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A popular holiday light event in Johnston County will not happen this year because of COVID-19.

Meadow Lights is a large family-owned Christmas light show located outside of Benson that has been happening annually for more than 40 years.

However, Meadow Lights will not open in 2020

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to prevent spread of the virus we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Christmas light show and the opening of our candy store for the 2020 season,” the business said in a

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