Monday, April 15, 2024

Brunswick County Schools continue to make masks optional for students

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — During Wednesday night’s board of education meeting, after a moment of silence led to the audience reciting the Lord’s Prayer and the board huddled behind the dais, regular business got underway.

The board’s first agenda item included the monthly vote on face-coverings as mandated by Senate Bill 654. After hearing the percent positivity of Covid-19 tests were over 20% — and 55 students were out from positive tests, with 99 in quarantine due to close contact — the board decided unanimously to continue with making masks optional in the public schools.

Face coverings will continue to be required on school buses per the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control guidelines.

The board also approved a calendar revision for a half-day for students and parent-teach conferences. The “Early Release/Parent-Teacher Conference Days” will be held Feb. 15 and Mar. 23.  

2021-2022 graduation dates also were approved, to be held in football stadiums:

  • Early College High School: May 20 at the WBHS Football Stadium  
  • West Brunswick: Jun. 1
  • North Brunswick: Jun. 2
  • South Brunswick: Jun. 3

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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