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Richmond Public School students will not return to the classroom in fall

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 09:01:39-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond School Board members have decided students will not go back to the classroom this fall.

The board decided in an 8-1 vote that the risk for in-person classes greatly outnumbered the benefits, and decided that students will partake in online learning in September.

Board members said they will closely watch the situation and discuss updates as RPS moves forward in the reopening process.

A decision will later be made as to proceed for the second semester of the school year.

Superintendent Jason Kamras said this was a challenging decision for everyone involved and the School Board took into consideration all of the feedback that the District received from the community, parents, and teachers.

Board members also began a discussion on the possibility of year-round school. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday night at 6 pm.

This is a developing story and will be updated.