In-person learning for special needs students at FCPS

During this time, general instruction will continue to be virtual for other students.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) officials passed a motion Tuesday that would allow students who are struggling with virtual learning to begin in-person learning in October to get the help they need.

In accordance with state guidance on a reopening plan, FCPS will be able to provide in-person services under safety protocols for special education programs. This plan also includes “special cases where all parties agree it is appropriate,” according to the FCPS reopening schools plan.

The set up will be a maximum of 10 people on a bus or classroom and social distancing, according to state guidelines on reopening schools. FCPS will have to enforce the limiting of mixing of students in groups, especially in communal spaces, such as cafeterias.

During this time, general instruction will continue to be virtual for other

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