Students set to start school on Monday at Highland County Public Schools

Alleghany Highlands News

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Students will be able to return to the classroom for the new school year next week after Highland County Public Schools closed the building for electrical upgrades.

Officials shut down the schools on Monday, Sept. 13 while crews worked on the buildings. Unfortunately, the district reported no phones or internet throughout the week, which caused the schools to remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 16.

However, the Highland County School Board still met on Monday, during which time they were set to vote on the district’s coronavirus mitigation plan and the new proposed calendar for the 2021-2022 school year, which recommended beginning classes on Monday, Sept. 20 instead of Friday, Oct. 1.

The district announced on Wednesday, Sept. 15 that PreK-12 students will return to school on Monday, Sept. 20. Masks will be required and students are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

School officials say the new school hours will be from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

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