by Jackie Nunnery
KILMARNOCK—Superintendent Dan Russell on April 13 updated the school board on learning plans as they finish out the current school year and prepare for the students’ return in the fall.
“We’ve been looking at all three schools to see what we could change to invite more students to come in,” said Russell. “We have a lot of students coming in to the primary school. Our numbers are far fewer at the middle and high schools, so we’re recommending that middle and high school students that are currently on hybrid be able to attend both weeks if they choose. Anyone else who would choose to come in now would be put on a wait list until we can confirm that there’s room.”
Students could continue with their hybrid A or B week attendance if they choose not to do both, he said. This recommendation would last until the end of the academic session ending May 28.
Russell said they wouldn’t have the capacity to do the same at the primary school.
The board approved the recommendation, 4-0, with votes from Katherine Keith of District 1, Cindy Clarke of District 3, Joan Gravatt of District 4 and Carolyn Young of District 5. Kenya Moody of District 2 was absent.
“We are going to be open five days a week, fully in-person for anyone who chooses to do so. There will be a virtual option through Virtual Virginia. It will not be Lancaster County teachers providing that option,” said Russell.
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