Roanoke City School Board to hold second special meeting in two days

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(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke City Public Schools)

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke City Public Schools)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday evening, members of the Roanoke City School Board plan to hold their second special meeting in two days to allow community members to share their thoughts on the proposed learning model for the remainder of the school year.

This announcement comes after Roanoke City Public Schools’ administration presented a plan for the rest of the school year to the school board during a budget workshop and special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23. You can watch the recording of Tuesday’s meeting below:

You can also read the full “Moving Forward RCPS” proposal by following this link, but the recommended changes in the plan are as follows:

  • March 11-12: Asynchronous days for elementary schools to prepare for in-person instruction
  • March 15: Elementary school students will start four days a week of in-person learning; Noel C. Taylor Academy’s middle and high school students will start four days a week of in-person learning
  • March 29 (start of the fourth nine weeks of the school year):
    • Two days a week of in-person learning continues for middle and high school
    • Four days a week of in-person learning starts for designated middle and high school students
    • Four days a week of in-person learning continues for students with disabilities participating in the special education setting more than 50 percent of their day, Level I English Learners, and 4-year-old preschool students
    • Forest Park Academy will continue four days a week of in-person learning with small groups on Fridays

However, school officials say Virtual Academy would still continue at all levels.

In order to allow citizens to share their input on the proposal, the Roanoke City School Board is set to hold another special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at William Fleming High School.

If you want to sign up to provide input for the meeting, you may do so at the door up until 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday. You can also watch the meeting live on the Roanoke City Public Schools Facebook page.

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