COVID-19: Schools in our area that have canceled classes or switched to remote learning

An increase in COVID-19 cases and staffing shortages have led schools across our area to move to remote learning.

A state law prevents districts from moving to virtual learning long-term, but they can make the switch temporarily due to “COVID-19 exposures that result in insufficient school personnel or required student quarantines.”

Classes must go back to in-person learning as soon as staff is available or quarantines are over.

Local schools are also dealing with staffing shortages. Across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, more than 1,000 teachers missed classes last week, but the district said it only had 400 substitutes to fill in.

>> As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, below are schools across our area that have closed or switch to remote learning, and for how long.

Alexander County:

Sugarloaf ElementaryHopes to reopen after MLK break

Burke County:

North Liberty SchoolClosed Jan. 11 until at least Jan. 18
Hallyburton AcademyClosed Jan. 7 through Jan. 12

Stanly County:

Albemarle Middle SchoolSwitched to remote learning from Jan. 11 until Jan. 20
West Stanly Middle School8th graders switch to remote learning from Jan. 12-14
Norwood ElementaryRemote learning Jan. 20, 21

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