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Gloucester schools to close Monday to make plans; sports, other activities suspended

The Gloucester County School Board authorized a professional
day Monday for all county public schools, meaning they will be closed that day
to students.

Administrators and teachers will attend to make plans in
preparation for a potential school division closure due to the spread of the
COVID-19 virus.

“We’re not at that point yet,” school division
superintendent Walter Clemons told the board regarding a lengthier shutdown of
schools. “Right now I think we feel like we just want to be safe.” Professional
staff will be planning how to deliver instruction, in case of a shutdown.

The board also canceled any activities outside of the
regular instructional day until further notice. All field trips, athletic
events and other after school activities are temporarily suspended and there
will be no after-school community use of buildings.

School division assistant superintendent Chuck Wagner said the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School that operates on the Rappahannock Community Coll...

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