| The Hawk Eye
Burlington students will not be returning to their school buildings Monday, when the district’s approval to teach 100% online was set to expire, and they may continue to learn from home until the start of the new year.
The Burlington School Board on Friday voted 4-2 to apply for a two-week extension for online-only learning. While the state likely will not review the application until next week, schools are allowed a two-day grace period wherein schools can remain online until a decision is made.
“This is gut-wrenching,” board member Darven Kendell said after voting in favor of the motion. “This entire process is very stressful and very taxing, and I know we are all trying to make the best possible choices for our students and staff and community.”
With extended school hours and Friday’s reserved for professional development, there are 10 school days left