The Charlotte Mecklenburg School board had an emergency meeting today and voted 8-1 to continue remote learning for several more weeks. Board member Sean Strain the only no vote.
Many CMS schools were scheduled to resume in-person learning in a limited capacity next week.
The action was taken on the recommendation of health officials as they watch the increase of viral spread in the county.
The plan is for the board to meet again on February 9th and reevaluate the situation, then barring big changes in the Covid-19 situation.
Pre-K & K-8 could return to in-person on Feb 15. Middle and high schoolers would return Feb 22.
Board members lamenting the situation but voting for the remote learning none the less. All expressing a great desire to return students and teachers to the classroom as soon as it’s safe.
There is a bit of a break for CMS sports team in championship competition, they will be allowed to compete, but other teams and other extracurricular activities are curtailed.