At a special meeting of the Prince William County School Board (PWCSB) on January 12, Dr. Lateef, board chairman, introduced a proposal that moves students in grades 4-12 into the classrooms again by February 26. The board approved the plan by a 5-3 vote that overrides the previous one proposed by Superintendent Walts to bring students into the classroom after spring break early in April.
For high school students, especially seniors, returning to the classroom in April would let them be IN school just a little over a month before exams begin and schools dismiss for the summer. That length of time would not be significant academically for graduating students who want to create meaningful memories of final school activities before they become alumni.
According to reading assessments administered by the state’s Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS), the County showed…
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