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All Pulaski County Schools set to resume in-person learning next week after staffing shortages

New River Valley News

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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — All public schools in Pulaski County plan to provide in-person instruction all five days next week after multiple schools had to have at least one virtual learning day in the last two weeks due to staff shortages.

Pulaski County Public Schools says the decision was based on the number of employees set to return from quarantine and the reactivation of the standby substitute list.

This news comes after the Pulaski County Middle School had a remote learning day on Tuesday, Sept. 7 because of a staffing shortage caused by coronavirus-related absences.

Then, the district scheduled “synchronous virtual instruction” on Monday, Sept. 13 for students at Pulaski County High School and on Friday, Sept. 17 for students at Pulaski County Middle School.

When those designated virtual learning days at the middle school and high school were first announced last week, Pulaski County school officials said the decision was based on staffing shortages within the district, not because of specific coronavirus cases within schools. 

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