Board Votes To Reopen Schools Under Plan β€œB”

- July 20, 2020

Wayne County Public Schools will start planning to reopen under Plan β€œB,” meaning school buildings will have to be ready for some students to return in the fall.  The Wayne County Board of Education approved moving forward with the Plan β€œB” option during a special called meeting Monday.

Plan β€œB” still allows parents to opt their student out of in-person instruction in favor of remote learning, and WCPS has already started enrolling students in a virtual academy.  WCPS could still revert to strictly remote learning if ordered to do so by the state or if local COVID-19 numbers start spiking.

The Wayne County School Board has also approved delaying the start of the school year for non-traditional academic calendar schools by four student days.  Those days would be added back at the end of the school year.

The draft plans for reopening Wayne County schools, a student/parent survey on attending school in the fall, and the application for the virtual academy are available on the WCPS website.