Beaufort County Schools are Closed with this Note from the Administration
Due to the potential of a Coronavirus outbreak, Beaufort County Schools are closed with this Note from the Beaufort County Schools' administration:
As you know, the governor of North Carolina has ordered all school systems to close for the next two weeks. Tomorrow, March 16, is a mandatory work day for staff.
There remain many unanswered questions for students, families and staff so please continue to be patient and we will update you as quickly as possible.
Beaufort County Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch from 10:30-12:30 on Monday-Friday of the next two weeks. This lunch will be served in a "drive-thru" setting so no one has to leave their car or enter the school building. Parents and family members may pick up these meals for their students whether or not the students are with them. We will just need the names of the students receiving the meals.
The locations for these meals are : Northeast Elementary School, Eastern Elementary School, John Cotton Tayloe Elementary School, Chocowinity Primary School and SW Snowden Elementary School.
The Beaufort County Schools' Board of Education will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 p.m. to discuss plans for staff for the next week and possibly beyond as we await further direction from the governor's office, the state board of education and the NC Department of Public Instruction.
At this time, we have not received any guidance about student make-up days, end of year testing, our Spring Break, etc. We will update you as soon as possible on these important topics.
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After nearly two years of resolutions representing a desired result to make Beaufort County citizens more safe in their government's buildings, this process is finally moving toward full fruition.