GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — School systems across Eastern North Carolina have been meeting over the past few weeks to determine which steps to take when it comes to wearing masks in the classroom.
Most school systems have already made a decision, however, some are still debating the issue or will come to a decision in the next few days.
Below are the school systems in Eastern North Carolina with the latest on what each will do entering the fall calendar year. We will update this story as we receive more information.
Beaufort County: In a special meeting on Wednesday, Beaufort County Schools votes 6-3 to make masks mandatory. They will revisit the mandate in 30 days. Erin Jenkins has more on this on 9OYS News at 10 on CW and on 9OYS News at 11. Previously, Beaufort County Schools make masks optional for students, employees
Bertie County: No decision has been announced by the school system on its website or social media pages.
Carteret County: Carteret County Public Schools board reverses course, requires masks for the first two weeks of the upcoming semester. Back in July, Carteret County Public Schools board votes unanimously to make masks optional in classrooms
Currituck County: Masks optional in Currituck County for upcoming school year
Lenoir County: The Lenoir County Public Schools Board of Education met Monday and said masks will be required for the first three weeks of the new school year. You can watch the meeting on the organization’s YouTube page.