CMS votes to move entire school district to remote learning until mid-January

Updated: Dec. 21, 2020 at 5:12 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has voted to move its entire school district to remote learning until mid-January.

The CMS board made the vote Tuesday to move the remaining students who are still in-person learning (Pre-K and students in Exceptional Children’s program) to fully remote learning until Jan. 19.

The rest of the district was already fully remote, so that means all of CMS will now be fully remote until Jan. 19.

The move cited the risks of rising COVID-19 case numbers across Mecklenburg County.

The motion was introduced by Carol Sawyer, who represents District 4. The motion states:

“Due to emergency health conditions that will impact the district’s ability to safely provide in-person instruction to all students, as outlined by the superintendent, I move to modify the return to in-person instruction plan that this Board previously adopted on Dec. 8, 2020, by moving all pre-K students and all students with disabilities who have been receiving in-person instruction in accordance with their individualized education program (IEP) to full remote instruction. All students with disabilities will continue to have equal access to remote instruction and that remote instruction will be provided in a manner consistent with each student’s IEP, 504 plan or remote contingency plan. These modifications to the Dec. 8, 2020, remote instructional plan will begin immediately and will remain in place through Jan. 15, 2021.”

The Board of Education approved the motion by a vote of 8-1 after a brief discussion.

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