Back to School: Gov. Northam announces guidance for reopening schools

Back to School: Gov. Northam announces guidance for reopening schools

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Governor Ralph Northam announced all public and private schools will reopen for students for the 2020-2021 year but says “the experience will look different.”

The governor says schools will have a phased reopening. Most schools are able to reopen now for summer schools and camps under the guidelines of Phase 2 which includes in person instruction for:

  • Pre-k through 3rd grade,
  • English language learners
  • Students with disabilities

The Phase 3 of schools reopening will allow schools to shift to in-person learning for all students, with social distancing guidelines, such as staggered schedules or class schedules that are a blend of in person and remote. Under the Phase 3 guidelines, schools will need to keep student desk and work stations 6-feet apart, stagger the use of communal spaces, like cafeterias, and offer remote instruction options for students with health challenges.

Gov. Northam expected to announce plan to reopen Virginia public schools

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Posted by NBC12 on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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