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.
|Sugarloaf Elementary||Hopes to reopen after MLK break|
|North Liberty School||Closed Jan. 11 until at least Jan. 18|
|Hallyburton Academy||Closed Jan. 7 through Jan. 12|
|Albemarle Middle School||Switched to remote learning from Jan. 11 until Jan. 20|
|West Stanly Middle School||8th graders switch to remote learning from Jan. 12-14|
|Norwood Elementary||Remote learning Jan. 20, 21|
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