Halifax County School Board members are set to meet again at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria, the last time they’re currently set to gather before the school system’s Sept. 8 start date.
It is unclear if a final decision will be made on the reopening of school, but they are set to discuss the plans for the upcoming school year.
They also are set to hear information on distance learning from Dr. Jean Hawks, director of instructional technology and division testing, Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg and Lisa Long, director of secondary instruction.
This comes after school board members participated in a work session at the end of July to mull over the options for the upcoming school year.
At that work session, board members asked to hear from the information technology department about how they plan to accommodate students if the decision is made to have at least some form of remote learning when the school year begins.
Long also presented a plan to the school board, which calls for face-to-face learning for all Pre-K through second-grade and potentially third-grade students during that work session.
A hybrid schedule has been proposed for fourth and fifth grade students, with two in-class days and two virtual days.
Although a start date has been set, whether the students will attend classes face-to-face or through distance learning or a combination of both is still up in the air.
Long also is slated to present a proposed revision to the grading scale.
Also up for the board’s consideration is a resolution for a bus lease purchase agreement to be presented by interim finance director Robert Aylor.
Board members also are slated to appoint a delegate and alternative to attend the Virginia School Board Association annual convention.
The board also is expected to enter into closed session at the end of the meeting to discuss personnel matters.