CMS Leaders Discuss When & How to Re-Open for In-Person Learning

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg School leaders are talking about how and when to re-open for in-person learning.

The district has developed a “draft framework” for eventually moving to “plan B” which is a hybrid between in-person and virtual.

The framework includes two models.

The first would phase in students over 15 weeks: Pre-K-2nd grade in phase 1; 3rd-5th in phase 2; 6th-7th in phase 3; 8th-9th in phase 4; and 10th-12th in phase 5.

The second model phases in students over nine weeks: Pre-K-2nd grade, along with 6th and 9th grades in phase one; 3rd-5th, 7th, and 10th grades in phase 2; and 11th-12th in phase 3.

The models are preliminary.

It comes as a group of parents sue the school board, asking for a judge for an injunction forcing the board to move immediately to “plan B.”

At a virtual school board meeting on Tuesday night, several parents spoke out in favor of returning to the classroom right away.

The school board will hold a special meeting on September 16th to discuss the phased in approach to return to in-person learning.