After a nearly six-hour meeting that included an incredible four hours and 40 minutes of public comments, the Ball-Chatham Board of Education voted 5-2 in favor of an updated spring learning plan put forth by Superintendent Dr. Doug Wood on Tuesday night. The vote came just before midnight at the end of a meeting that started at 6 p.m.

Just two weeks after Wood had informed District families that the administration had determined that the current hybrid model would remain in place for the remainder of the current school year, a new course has been charted two weeks later.

Susan Worley and Dr. Srinivasan Durairaj voted no, with Dr. Brandon Maddox, Kyle Barry, Steve Bryant, Patrick Phipps and William Brewer voting yes. 

The new plan will take effect Wednesday, April 7 and remain in place for the final 37 days of fourth quarter. A school improvement day has been moved to Tuesday, April 6 to allow for a remote learning day and more teacher prep time.

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