UPDATE: Lynchburg School Board votes to begin fall semester with 100-percent remote learning

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UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: The Lynchburg School Board has voted 7 out of 9 in favor of Option 3 which involves remote learning for the first nine weeks of the fall semester.

This comes one week after the Board voted on a hybrid model for students that combined a blend of in-person and remote learning.

The Board decided on the change, largely due to a news conference held by health officials and Lynchburg Mayor MaryJane Dolan mentioning an influx of COVID-19 cases in the area as well as an increased strain on area hospitals, due to the rise in recent cases.

Of the nine members of the Board, one member abstained and one member was absent. The other members all voted in favor of Option 3.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The chairman of the Lynchburg City School Board says the district is “moving in the direction of being 100% remote.”

The statement from Lynchburg City Schools Board Chairman James Coleman came during a Town and Gown Zoom meeting with Lynchburg city officials, as well as officials with local colleges, universities, and Lynchburg City Schools.

The Lynchburg City School Board previously voted to open schools with an in-person/remote hybrid plan.

Another school board meeting is planned for tonight at 5 p.m. WFXR News Lynchburg Bureau reporter Santiago Melli-Huber will attend the meeting and update this story with more later tonight.

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