DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — The Durham General public Faculty Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to keep on being in System C for the remainder of the 2020-21 college year as COVID-19 scenarios keep on to surge within just the state.

The selection will come as the Durham County General public Health reviews extra than 16,000 full confirmed COVID-19 cases within the county, 1,132 of which are active. A single-hundred and forty-nine Durham residents have succumbed to the virus.

“Our board’s final decision will make it possible for our learners to remain with their recent lecturers for the period of the school 12 months,” Superintendent Pascal Mubenga stated in a statement. “We will be in a position to retain our college students and employees safe and sound while guaranteeing continuity of studying. We will continue to keep increasing on-line finding out, and we will arrive back to the board next month with proposals to deliver risk-free, voluntary options for English language learners and pupils in self-contained lecture rooms.”

The most recent exclusive meeting referred to as mentioned the latest COVID-19 info to decide no matter whether pupils, lecturers and staffers were being safe and sound to return to universities throughout the new semester. Even so, school officials considered it unsafe.

In the meantime, the district will proceed to keep track of COVID-19 metrics. DPS Discovering Facilities will continue being open.

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