Lynchburg school leaders decide on reopening plan

School opens for all students on Aug. 24

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Lynchburg, VaUPDATE

The pandemic has a lot of schools up in the air with finalizing plans.

Tuesday night Lynchburg school leaders called for a special meeting to pick a learning option for students next month.

For three hours Lynchburg City Schools board members went back and forth on choosing three learning options.

The group ultimately voted for Option 1, the original plan, with school starting on Aug. 24 for all students.

Pre-K through 5th grades will learn in person twice a week. Sixth thru high school will be remote then transition to in-person learning in September.

New to the table — mandatory masks for those learning on school grounds.

Andrew Glover is the founder of a newly formed group called conservative parents of Lynchburg-- who believe in opening school with face to face learning and giving parents a choice.