Four employees of the Lee County school district tested positive for COVID-19 last week, said Nurse Supervisor Mary Hawley Oates on Tuesday during a meeting of the Board of Education.

Lee County’s second and third-grade students joined their younger classmates at school Monday in the second phase of the county’s reopening plan.

Elementary school students walked back into county classrooms Monday for the first time in more than six months.

As people across the country don masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a dozen or so students at Central Carolina Community College practiced putting on medical gowns and gloves.

A Lee County charter school is taking advantage of virtual learning this week by welcoming a series of guest speakers, including government officials, newscasters and local manufacturers.

The Lee County school district is currently moving forward with its plan for a mix of in-person and remote instruction next month, despite a change Thursday in state guidelines that would allow elementary school students to return to school full-time, according to Superintendent Andy Bryan.

The subject of school reopenings will be the topic of a special called meeting next week of the Lee County School Board, Chairman Patrick Kelly announced during the board’s regular meeting Tuesday.

MINA Charter School opened its brick-and-mortar building this week, but thanks to the pandemic the classrooms and hallways were empty of students.

The parking lot of the O.T. Sloan Boys & Girls Club was busy Wednesday afternoon as parents flowed in and out to pick up their children from a day of virtual school.

Adjusting to remote learning has been tough for many students, but it’s especially difficult for children with special needs.

Deep River Elementary School teacher Ashley Matsik was named Lee County Schools’ Teacher of the Year on Monday during a surprise visit to her school.

When the high school football season ended last year, junior Jackson Lamb had just finished playing in the state championships at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh.

As public schools remain closed, Lee County’s private schools opened for their first day of in-person classes Wednesday.

Instead of walking into a classroom full of students Monday morning, math teacher Natalie Stewart began her first day of the 2020-21 school year by logging into a video chat.