Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Leaders Approve Plan for Return to In-Person Learning


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wednesday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School leaders approved a plan to return to in-person learning.

The plan is for the first teachers to return September 29th, with Pre-K returning October 12th, elementary schools on November 2nd, middle schools on November 23rd, and high schools on December 14th.

“We will take a phased approach that demonstrates caution, courage, and compassion,” Superintendent Earnest Winston said during Wednesday night’s school board meeting.

Under “plan B,” students would be divided into three groups which rotate in and out, spending one week in the classroom, and two weeks virtual.

“The work has been complex and iterative. We have thought and listened to a variety of voices to arrive at the information we share today,” Winston said.

District leaders say under “plan B,” individual schools could return to all-virtual learning if there is a COVID outbreak or other issues.

The district has spent nearly four million dollars on health and safety efforts.

They’ve bought 66,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, 10,000 gallons of hand soap, and a face shield for each staff member.