PRIMARY STUDENTS TO RETURN
PARENTS WILL STILL HAVE OPTION OF ALL-VIRTUAL
The Chair of Nottoway County’s School Board paused for several moments Thursday night before breaking a 2-2 deadlock.
Shelli Hinton’s ‘Yes’ vote means that more than one-third of all Nottoway County Public School students -- those in grades Pre-K through 4th -- can return to classroom instruction next month when the second nine-week grading period begins.
All students and adults will be required to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and only one child will be allowed per seat on the bus. Parents who don’t feel comfortable will still have the choice of keeping their children at home.
“This scares me to pieces,” said Division Supt. Dr. Tameshia Grimes. “But none of us are living in complete bubbles. We go to the grocery stores, we go to the big box stores, and recreational sports are being played. How do we justify to parents that their kid has to stay home?”
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