Some students set to return to Norfolk public schools

A student wears a mask on the first day back to in-person classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the Raul Antonio Fragoso public school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.
Posted at 1:06 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 13:06:45-05

NORFOLK, Va. -- Some students in Norfolk, Virginia, will be returning to the city’s public schools for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic closed them nearly a year ago.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Norfolk’s school board on Wednesday approved a plan to allow elementary school students to return for in-person learning on a hybrid schedule in mid-March.

Teachers and staff ae due to return to school buildings on March 1.

Elementary school students could start returning to buildings on March 15, followed by middle school students on April 12 and high school students on April 26.

Remote learning will remain an option for any family.

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