But School Board delays start of classes to Sept. 8th
In a split decision, the Nottoway School Board has voted to re-open school for face-to-face instruction but to postpone the first day of classes until Sept. 8th -- the day after Labor Day -- to give the division more time for planning.
Officials say a delayed reopening also will give the division more time to evaluate the latest trends in COVID-19 spread in Nottoway County, which has seen a spike in cases over the past month.
School Board members Jimmy Fowlkes and Clive Pettis dissented in Thursday night’s 3-2 vote. Both expressed concerns about health risks to students and staff, a current shortage of custodians, and potential legal liability if the division proceeds with inperson instruction.
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