Boone County schools has shifted its back to school plan.
In a 3-2 vote at a board meeting Monday, the board decided to bring students back in groups.
The first group of students will come back in for classes on Mondays and Tuesdays. The second group will come back for in-person classes on Thursdays and Fridays, while Wednesday will be used as a cleaning day.
Students will learn remotely on the days they do not attend in-person classes.
The original plan was to have all students attend four days a week, with one day set aside for cleaning. This will cut the number of students at one time in the building in half.
Boone County is currently listed as being in the yellow based on the state’s color-coding map that determines when students can return to in-person class.
The board plans to revisit the current plan the first week in October.
School in West Virginia begins on Sept. 8.