Legislation has been introduced in the North Carolina Senate that would require school systems to begin offering in-person instruction again for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. If passed, Senate Bill 37 would require Durham Public Schools and all other state school districts to provide daily in-person instruction (Plan A) to all students with an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 plan, and either daily in-person instruction (Plan A) or moderate social distancing (Plan B) for all other students in grades PreK through 12.
If required, Durham Public Schools is prepared for the return of students and staff to campuses and is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and staff who return to in-person learning this spring. Additionally, DPS will continue to provide a quality virtual learning experience for students facilitated by their school and its teachers. Our highest priority is to educate and empower our students while keeping our families and staff safe.Durham Public Schools continues to develop scenarios for cohorts in grades 6-12. We will update families throughout the survey window with the latest details related to the plan.