In-person education for students with disabilities to resume in Northumberland

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

LOTTSBURG—Students with disabilities in Northumberland County Public Schools will soon have the opportunity to resume in-person instruction after three months of distance learning.

The district is now able to provide these in-person services over the summer and into the next academic year because last week Gov. Ralph Northam instructed schools across the Commonwealth to begin the process of reopening.

This plan to reopen Virginia schools is divided into three phases, the first of which began with the governor’s announcement. In addition to reopening in-person instruction for students with disabilities, Phase One of the plan requires districts to enforce social distancing practices, limit the number of people in a classroom to less than 10, restrict the mixing of classes or groups of students, close communal space and cancel large gatherings including sports, assemblies and extracurricular activities.

“Resuming in-person instruction is a high priority, but we…

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