ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Accomack County students will have in-person instruction two days a week under a hybrid coronavirus reopening plan for fall 2020.
After hearing several hours of comments Tuesday night at Metompkin High School in Parksley, the Accomack School Board unanimously voted to adopt the hybrid model, which includes remote learning for the 3 days a week students are not physically in the classroom.
Students will also have the option to go with all virtual instruction, and teachers may be excluded from in-person instruction pending a medical waiver. New York City Public Schools are also planning a hybrid model.
Most people who spoke Tuesday night were in favor of some form of virtual learning. The in-person schedule was limited to 2 days a week due to health department guidelines, with Accomack simply not having enough space in schools and buses for social distancing.