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Local school reacts, adjusts events after announcement of reopening schools

Published: Mar. 10, 2021 at 9:42 PM EST
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GREENE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - One local school system is reacting to the news that was announced Wednesday, about the potential for schools to reopen under Plan A.

The Greene County school system is also making adjustments to events that have been planned for their seniors.

High school seniors have missed out on a lot of memorable events due to the pandemic, so one high school in Greene County thought of a way to create one of those memorable moments. Now, because of the school reopening announcement, that event may be able to happen in person.

Greene County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Patrick Miller expects the Greene County Board of Education to vote to open everything up to Plan A in the next month.

Greene County has struggled the past year, but he says that reopening for in-person learning could be a solution to some of their problems.

As the pandemic has continued, Greene Central High School partnered with the non-profit, It’s All About Purpose and started Contactless Project Graduation for its seniors, to offer them an event that will bring some sense of normalcy to their senior year.

This event will take place in May, where seniors will be able to drive up, grab a gift basket and raffle ticket and potentially win a big ticket prize for free like a bike, MacBook, TV and so much more.

But, after the announcement Wednesday saying schools could all go to Plan A, this event may be able to take place in person.

Dr. Miller said Greene County is planning on transitioning to Plan A, mid-April.

He said they will be sending out a survey to parents at the end of the week to get their feedback about reopening.

If someone wants to donate to Contactless Project Graduation, you can call Greene Central High school at (252)747-3814 or send an email to uvondawillis@greene.k12.nc.us.

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