CMS: Board of Education Voted To Approve Full-Remote Learning

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted to open schools with full remote learning in an emergency meeting July 29th, according to a news release.

CMS says schools will open August 17th with remote learning due to COVID-19 conditions in the state getting worse.

“With new information becoming available to us since we initially voted to open schools with two weeks of staggered in-classroom onboarding, we feel this decision better reflects the current environment and offers us the best opportunity to educate our students while protecting student and staff health,” said Elyse Dashew, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education chairperson.

The Board says CMS will provide in-classroom instruction for students with learning disabilities that would not benefit from remote learning.

Under this new plan, Plan C, CMS school staff are expected to provide remote instruction from August 17th to August 28th, according to the news release.

The Board of Education says starting August 31st, school staff are encouraged to work from their respective schools, but may work remotely if they desire.

CMS says they want to bring staff back for in-class teaching, but the goal is to keep both students and teachers safe.

“Earlier today I shared a message with our principals and staff encouraging them to remain focused on our students. The is our highest priority whether we are together in the classroom, or connected virtually,” CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston.