Elementary schools will open their doors and welcome students back over the next few days, and middle and high schools are getting into the groove of remote and in-class learning. Planning by administrators and teachers has been underway for months.
Still, many worry that all the planning in the world won’t be able to anticipate the challenges and changes that the public school system will have to face in the coming weeks and months. There are just too many families with too many unique circumstances, along with a virus that is still killing people every day.
According to state health officials, as of Monday, Sept. 28, there have been 208,248 people in North Carolina who have tested positive for the coronavirus and 3,445 have died. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 868 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, down from 1,290 the day before.
Four more deaths were