DC Halts Plan to Resume Classes November 9th

Washington, DC (November 2, 2020) – After much push back from the Washington Teachers Union, DC School Chancellor Louis Ferebee has cancelled plans to return some elementary school children to in-person learning for November 9th.

In a tweet this morning, the school system said  “we commit to supporting our students, families, teachers, and staff in our urgent mission to safely reopen schools. We have heard feedback from many in our community about plans, and we will use this moment to adjust our timeline and staffing plans for reopening.”

No word on a new date.  The change means students and teachers will continue with distance learning.  It comes at the District is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. The union had urged teachers to take Monday as a mental health break day.