January 2021


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Durham Public Schools to remain in Plan C for remainder of 2020-21 school year

During Thursday night's special called meeting, members of the Durham Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to remain in Plan C for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

"Our board's decision will allow our students to stay with their current teachers for the duration of the school year," said Superintendent Pascal Mubenga. "We will be able to keep our students and staff safe while ensuring continuity of learning. We will keep improving online learning, and we will come back to the board next month with proposals to provide safe, voluntary opportunities for English language learners and students in self-contained classrooms."

The special called meeting was scheduled in November to update board members with the latest COVID-19 data and determine if it was safe for students, teachers, and staff to return to schools during the new semester.

The district will continue to monitor data surrounding COVID-19 and will provide supportive services to families and staff through the remainder of the school year. DPS’s Learning Centers will remain open.

About Durham Public Schools

Our school district is one of the top 10 largest in the state, serving more than 32,000 students in both the city and county of Durham. Durham is on an upward trend, recognized all over as one of the hot spots in the south -- from food to history to music to education -- more and more people are learning what those of us here already know: Durham is the place to be!