NORTH CAROLINA — One way or another, North Carolina schools are expected to be back in session later this year.
The state recently released long-awaited back-to-school guidelines, laying out the precautions and safety measures that will define students' in-class learning experiences. Among them are a lot of hand-washing, eating at desks and health screenings before entering school buildings.
Under the interim guidance released June 8 by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, K-12 public schools are preparing for three possible scenarios: resuming with minimum social distancing, resuming with moderate social distancing or resuming with remote learning only.
In an informal survey earlier this month, Patch readers overwhelmingly supported a mask requirement when school reopens. Seventy-two percent of nearly 1,200 people who took the survey said teachers, students and staff should be required to wear masks in classrooms.
How are you feeling about schools reopening in the fall? Take the survey below to share your thoughts.
The survey is not meant to be a scientific poll, with random sampling and margins of error, but is meant only to gauge the sentiments of our readers in an informal way. Results will be posted Thursday.