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Child care continues to be major concern for school reopening

Mathews County Schools’ superintendent Nancy Welch told county supervisors that, under the state’s COVID-19 guidelines, a number of changes will affect operations in the coming school year, including modification of the bus and student schedules, in order to meet social distancing requirements.

Welch provided her update during Tuesday’s meeting of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors, which was held electronically. Board chair Amy Dubois indicated that this may be the last e-meeting as she hopes to conduct a regular in-person meeting in July.

One of the greatest concerns for the school year is the need for child care in the community, said Welch, and the board discussed the business opportunity such a need could present for someone in the child care field. Supervisor Mike Rowe said that Welch is in negotiations with the Mathews Boys and Girls Club about the possibility of offering child care there.

At Welch’s request, the board approved two resolutions—one to transfer $56,...

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