Guilford County Schools delays return of 1st, 2nd graders

Eufemia Didonato

Guilford County Schools will not bring first and second graders back to classrooms on Monday because of the coronavirus, the district announced Friday.The district made the call with local health officials, who noted the community’s risk factors were not decreasing and the county had been identified by the White House Task Force as a county of concern.Click the video player above for headlines from WXII 12 News.“It has been our plan from the beginning to bring our exceptional children back to school more quickly than other students, as their disabilities make it more challenging for them to access learning online,” said Superintendent Sharon Contreras.The district will review the data next week and make an announcement for pre-K through second graders next Friday for a possible return on Nov. 4 or 5, depending on whether the school is a polling place.“These are difficult decisions with serious consequences. We need to make sure we have access to additional experts and the best information possible. Having such access will benefit our decision-making greatly,” Contreras said.

Guilford County Schools will not bring first and second graders back to classrooms on Monday because of the coronavirus, the district announced Friday.

The district made the call with local health officials, who noted the community’s risk factors were not decreasing and the county had been identified by the White House Task Force as a county of concern.

Click the video player above for headlines from WXII 12 News.

“It has been our plan from the beginning to bring our exceptional children back to school more quickly than other students, as their disabilities make it more challenging for them to access learning online,” said Superintendent Sharon Contreras.

The district will review the data next week and make an announcement for pre-K through second graders next Friday for a possible return on Nov. 4 or 5, depending on whether the school is a polling place.

“These are difficult decisions with serious consequences. We need to make sure we have access to additional experts and the best information possible. Having such access will benefit our decision-making greatly,” Contreras said.

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