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How will Richmond Schools reopen in September?

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 09:05:31-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Public Schools planned to hold a meeting Thursday evening to discuss plans to reopen in September.

The city school district has narrowed reopening options to two plans -- Plan A and Plan B.

Under Plan A, students would get several options as to how they could choose to return to school.

The first, is a completely virtual option in which students would do all their learning from home.

The second option under Plan A, would include two days of in-person instruction and three days of virtual instruction each week.

The third option under Plan A, would be available only for students with greater academic needs (e.g. certain students with IEPs and certain English learners), and would allow students to choose to fully return to school for five days of in-person instruction each week.

Under Plan B, students would have two options -- either fully return to school for in-person learning, or a fully virtual option.

The board said it would not be voting on these two options Thursday evening, but would discuss them at the 6 p.m. meeting. The meeting would be live streamed on the Richmond Public Schools Facebook page.

For Henrico students, plans for reopening were in the works as well. The Henrico County School Board said it would hold a meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Glen Allen High School to answer questions regarding plans for the reopening of school.

The Chesterfield School Board planned to vote on a reopening plan on July 20.