Edmonton Catholic asks families to commit to in-person or online learning for remainder of school year

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In a Monday letter to parents and guardians, chief superintendent Robert Martin said the decision was made to ensure consistency in instruction and learning.

“We understand that this plan is very different than what we had shared in August…we maintain that our schools are safe and in-person learning is going to provide the most complete learning experience for our students,” Martin wrote.

Quarterly changes three more times throughout the school year could have led to students having a different teacher two or three times, which could be disruptive to learning, Cusack said.

“We didn’t feel that was in the best interest,” said Cusack. There are approximately 30,000 students learning in classrooms throughout the division, and an extra 200 teachers have been hired at a cost of approximately $19 million – paid for in part by the federal safe restart funding of $15.6 million.

Edmonton Catholic also said

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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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