Franklin County Schools to keep hybrid schedule until the end of the semester

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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) — After a lengthy debate on whether or not to return students to more in-person classes in Franklin County Public Schools, the school board took no action on Monday night.

The decision made during the Franklin County School Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, was simply to continue with the current hybrid program — a two-day in-person/three-day remote schedule on an A/B format — until the end of the semester.

“We’ve got to do it safely,” said Franklin County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Church. “Franklin County, right now, has probably the highest number of COVID cases we’ve had, and we’re just not at a point now to be able to do it. Hopefully, as we get toward the semester we’re going to be in a better spot to bring our students back and do it safely.”

Franklin County conducted a survey among parents and teachers in mid-October on the topic of transitioning to more in-person days.

Church says the surveys showed 60% of parents and 40% of teachers support more in-person learning.

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