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Resource | Tracking NC school district reopening plans

On July 14, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that K-12 schools would not be reopening as normal this fall due to COVID-19. Instead, districts have the choice of operating under plan B or plan C. Plan B allows schools to open under a reduced capacity with various health protocols in place. Plan C allows schools to open with fully remote learning.

Following that announcement, school boards across the state have been meeting to decide what instruction will look like when schools start back on August 17. Some are going completely remote for the first nine weeks while others are following a hybrid approach with students alternating between in-person and online learning. Many have created virtual academies for parents who want their children to have fully remote instruction regardless of what plan the district chooses.

The North Carolina School Board Association (NCSBA) has been tracking these plans and created a database to identify which plan each district has selected, whether they are offering a virtual academy or completely remote learning option, and additional details on the plan. View the database below.

To populate the database, NCSBA used a variety of resources, including school district websites and social media. We will update this database as districts announce their plans and/or change their plans.

This database presents limited information on each district’s plan. To find more information, visit the school district website or social media pages.

Additionally, we know districts are still finalizing their plans and this information may be incorrect or out of date. Please email Richard Bostic at with any feedback or corrections to the database.

North Carolina School Board Association

NCSBA is the professional organization that represents local boards of education in North Carolina. It is a member-driven association that supports the school governance team—school board members, superintendents, senior administrative staff and board assistants—in its complex leadership role.