Virginia’s largest school district reverses on reopening to in-person classes
Scott Braband, superintendent for Fairfax Public Schools, has recommended that Virginia’s largest school district start the school year with virtual classes, as school districts around the country feel mounting pressure from the Trump administration to return to in-person instruction in the fall.
Braband’s recommendations came Tuesday afternoon as district’s school board convened to discuss how to approach the new school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic looks much different than it did even three weeks ago,” Brabrand said, according to The Washington Post. “Now we are experiencing a surge of COVID-19 across the country, and it will impact us here in Fairfax County. The numbers do not lie.”
BREAKING: Fairfax County Schools superintendent will recommend beginning the school year with all-virtual learning.
Had previously planned to have some students in school two days a week. pic.twitter.com/Ek7Uku7bZ8
— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) July 21, 2020
We have an important update for our community. MCPS will provide virtual-only learning for the first semester. Please read this update for more information: https://t.co/YIcyyS2x5E
— MCPS (@MCPS) July 21, 2020