Halifax County School Board votes to allow some students to resume in-person classes Oct. 7

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HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Following the Halifax County School Board meeting on Monday, the school district announced plans for a number of students to return to in-person classes in early October.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Halifax County Public Schools says students in Functional classes (moderate to severe disabilities), Life Skills classes (mild to moderate disabilities), and Early Childhood Classes (ages 2-5) will be allowed to return to in-person classes.

Students who have one-on-one paraprofessionals but are accessing the general education curriculum will also be included in this phase of reopening, according to the school district.

“Families, this plan is built on choice. You now have the choice of distant learning or the hybrid model,” said Halifax County Public Schools.

School officials say the teachers and custodians will sanitize classrooms after the students leave — and, if necessary, during the school day — and clean all manipulatives and materials used during the day.

While the school district will provide transportation, parents are encouraged to transport their children if they have the ability to do so. If you need to speak with the Transportation Department with regard to transportation arrangements, call (434) 572-4991 by 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5.

According to Halifax County Public Schools, the school day will last from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in order to allow teachers contact the students participating in remote learning in the afternoon.

If you have any questions about these plans for in-person instruction, contact your child’s school or call the Department of Special Education at (434) 476-2171.

You can watch the recorded livestream from the Halifax County School Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, below.

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