Education

Masks required? Meals provided? First day of school for Durham year-round students

Posted July 19, 2021 5:19 a.m. EDT
Updated July 19, 2021 9:00 a.m. EDT

— As COVID-19 cases start rising in North Carolina, Durham is sending year-round students back to school starting Monday.

Can parents expect anything different this year? Will masks be required? Will meals be provided?

What to expect from the school year

Year-round students will be returning to five days a week of in-person classes.

Durham Public Schools will resume daily transportation to and from schools. Breakfast will be free for everyone.

Extra-curricular activities and athletic programs will start back up again.

Mask are still required.

The district says the school board will discuss the mask policy in August – the same month traditional students head back to the classrooms.

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