Lancaster delays in-person learning

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

KILMARNOCK—The Lancaster school board on Tuesday, January 12, approved superintendent Dan Russell’s recommendation to postpone in-person learning another month until February 16.

The vote was 5-0 with Carolyn Young, Kenya Moody, Joan Gravatt, Cindy Clarke and Katherine Keith all voting in favor. The district previously planned to have preK through third grade students return on January 20.

Citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases, including staff members, Russell recommended “bringing back preK though sixth grade on a hybrid schedule, with in-person Monday through Thursday, every other week.” Grades 7 through 12 would return with the same hybrid model on March 1, he said.

The school day would end at 1 p.m. to facilitate…

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