Despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, Lee County schools, currently out for winter break, will reopen as planned Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.