Montgomery County School Board votes to push start of school year to September 8

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After more than twelve hours of discussion, the Montgomery County School Board votes to move the start of the school year to September 8th.

The Board chose to return to school on the Phase Three, Level Two start plan. According to the latest version of the Board’s Return to School plan, that means students with disabilities will be offered in-person instruction based on the needs of their IEP.

Students who receive ELL services, students without access to the internet through MCPS-provided MiFi devices, students of employees, and 50 percent of all students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade will attend four days a week.

MCPS will also operate childcare services as provided in the plan.

The board approved the reopening plan in concept, but recognize that there may be some variances on the plan as the situation around COVID-19.

The vote passed 5 to 2.

The Board has several more items to discuss, including adjusting the school year calendar for holidays and teacher work days. They plan to discuss these points at the next school board meeting on August 4.

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