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School board approves closing schools on Nov. 2

The Roanoke County School Board has approved a proposal to close schools on Monday, November 2 as a way to express appreciation to teachers and staff for their hard work during the pandemic.  As a result of this change, schools will revert to the regular academic schedule for Wednesday, November 4, with students in grades PK-3 attending in person and students in grades 4-12 learning remotely.

“Our teachers and staff have been going above and beyond during this pandemic.  We wanted to give our teachers a long weekend to have a chance to relax and recharge,” said Mike Wray, chairman of the Roanoke County School Board.

School already were scheduled to be closed on Tuesday, November 3 for Election Day.  No instruction (in-person or online) will take place on November 2 or 3.