Pittsylvania County Public Schools to start virtually on August 24

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The first day of class for Pittsylvania County’s 8,500 students is August 24, but students won’t meet in person until weeks later, at the earliest.

That is the decision handed down at Tuesday’s Pittsylvania County School Board meeting, according to Superintendent Mark Jones.

Chromebooks will be available for checkout and wifi hotspots are established at all Pittsylvania County schools, Jones said. He added that while all students will start virtually, the plan is for students kindergarten through third grade and students with disabilities to return to in-person learning on the first Tuesday after Labor Day if data from the Virginia Department of Health indicates it is safe to do so. Grades four through 12th would return at a later date, again based on VDH data.

Jones said parents of younger and disabled children would be notified the week of August 24 on any plans to return to in-person instruction.

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