Most Orange County Schools students won't start hybrid learning until next year
Posted September 30, 2020 11:10 a.m. EDT
Updated September 30, 2020 11:30 a.m. EDT
Hillsborough, N.C. — Most students in the Orange County School District won't be back in the classroom until January, according to a decision made by the board of education on Tuesday night.
Exceptional children (EC) and pre-k students will return to classrooms in the start of the second quarter, or starting on Oct. 27.
Small groups of students in all other grades will return to a hybrid learning model in January 2021, according to the board. OCS students would attend school online and in-person when they return, according to the school.
Orange County school staff will be allowed to bring their school-aged children to work as long as "they adhere to safety protocols with fidelity and are not a disruption that would keep parents from performing their duties," according to a release from the district.