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-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools
Granville County Public Schools is committed to our students returning to school as soon as it is safe to do so. In order to begin a safe transition from Plan C (all remote) to Plan B (partial remote/partial face-to-face), the Board of Education and administration are closely monitoring a variety of “Readiness Indicators.” These indicators measure a variety of data points which include state and local COVID data trends, physical readiness of our facilities, and survey data from families and staff.
We will also be closely monitoring the ever-changing research as it relates to children and their exposure to and transmission of COVID.
In addition, the district has asked to join with Duke University in a clinical guidance research study with other public school districts in our area, the results of which may also help inform our reentry plans.
To track all of these data points, GCPS is developing a “Readiness Dashboard” that will be shared with the public in the coming weeks. This dashboard will list the data sets for each area and provide weekly trends and analysis.
The Board of Education will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, September 14, 2020. At that time, the Board will review the data for each of the readiness indicators and determine the next steps for reentry.
When the decision is made to shift toward Plan B, the district will implement a ‘staggered entry’ return in which certain groups of students and grade levels of students will return before others on certain days of the week. The staggered re-entry plan will be finalized soon and shared with all families prior to the September 14 Board Meeting.
GCPS believes strongly that school is the best place for our students to learn and thrive. We will continue to work towards getting our children back into classrooms when it is safe to do so.