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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