OCS Response to Governor Cooper's Reopening Announcement - July 14, 2020

Posted by Brent Anderson on 7/14/2020 6:00:00 PM

Earlier today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that when they return in August, schools across North Carolina will be reopening under the state’s Plan B. This requires school systems to practice moderate social distancing, implement additional safety measures, and operate facilities and transportation at reduced capacity. 

In response to the governor’s decision, Superintendent Dr. Barry Collins, shared, “We had been hoping for a full return to in-person instruction for our students next month. Reopening our schools under Plan B will certainly provide challenges for our staff and families. In OCS, the wellbeing of our students and staff is our highest priority. Now that we have definite direction on how we will resume instruction in the fall, district staff, school administrators, teachers, and support personnel will move forward and continue preparing for a safe and healthy start to the new school year.”  

The district is currently considering two options for the implementation of Plan B. A link to information about the two options, and an opportunity to provide feedback on them, is available under the Onslow County Schools in the News section on the district’s main website. 

Staff will be reviewing the details from the governor’s announcement and additional updates will be shared later in the week.