The school board voted unanimously Wednesday to proceed with virtual instruction for all students for the first nine weeks of school.
One board member was absent from the meeting, a school division spokeswoman wrote in an email.
Students will learn virtually until Nov. 2 unless health conditions in the region allow students to return earlier, the spokeswoman said.
The plan follows the superintendent’s recommendation, which includes a plan to transition some students to in-person learning depending on whether health conditions allow.
In the meantime, Smith asks all parents to choose between two options — remaining 100% virtual or having students transition to an in-person learning model — for the second nine weeks, or earlier if conditions allow.
The Newport News School Board also voted Wednesday to start school virtually.
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