Lenoir County Public Schools announced Monday night that face masks will be required by everyone while inside of school buildings but they will not be required while outdoors for the first 3 weeks of the new school year. The motion passed in a 5 to 2 vote by the Board of Education.
Lenoir County Public School students currently going to school twice a week for face-to-face instruction can move to a four-day-a-week schedule in January provided public health guidelines can still be met at their school and in their classroom.
The Lenoir County School System says about 60 percent of students plan to return to the classroom Monday when the district begins its hybrid learning option. About 40 percent plan to continue with fully remote learning.