Union County planning to have students in classrooms an additional day each week

Union County planning to have students in classrooms an additional day each week

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Currently, Union County students are in the classroom one day a week, while learning remotely during the other four days. But just 10 school days into the fall semester, the district is planning to move to two days of in-person learning, starting later this month.

The goal for all districts is to get kids back into school buildings eventually.

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One board member said during Tuesday night’s meeting that there’s no substitute for face-to-face instruction, and that’s the direction Union County Schools is continuing to move in.

>> In the video at the top of this webpage, education reporter Elsa Gillis explains all the details the district is still trying to work out.

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