Jan. 7 BOE meeting on school re-opening postponed by COVID concerns

By on January 7, 2021

(Dare County Schools)

Today’s Dare County Board of Education meeting slated to discuss options for re-opening schools during the COVID pandemic has been postponed due to possible COVID-related quarantines.

In an email to Dare County Schools families, Superintendent John Farrelly wrote that, “We have learned this morning that multiple Central Office Leaders may have to go into COVID-19 quarantine protocol. Due to potential health concerns and staff availability, the Board of Education has postponed this afternoon’s special called meeting.”

“Therefore, we will move the Special Called Meeting to Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 3:00 pm at First Flight Elementary School,” he added. “Following the special called meeting, ​the Board will hold its January Business Meeting at 5:00 pm. Those meetings will be broadcast live in audio over YouTube.”


  • Gimmie a break

    So schools aren’t going to reopen?

    Thursday, Jan 7 @ 12:29 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    I don’t know the answer to that but as the story says, the meeting will now be on Jan. 12.

    Thursday, Jan 7 @ 3:03 pm
  • Michael

    Just laughable. Our kids are expected to waste away there precious school years learning virtually,but they can’t do the meeting virtually? From Sheila Davies, to the board, just embarrassing and hypocritical and unacceptable.

    Thursday, Jan 7 @ 1:39 pm
  • voidless1

    Hope we have enough smarts to work through a few summers to pick up the “SLACK”

    Thursday, Jan 7 @ 8:20 pm
  • Anti-voidless1

    Hard no on having school through a few summers. It’s not the students’ fault that the DCBOE closed the schools. Look at Currituck. That’s real leadership. Our teachers need to do what every other essential worker has had to do, which is, put on your PPE and get to work!

    Friday, Jan 8 @ 12:23 pm
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