Moore County Schools is returning K-5 students to full-week in-class instruction on Tuesday. All elementary grade students not taking part in the district's virtual online learning academy will attend class five days a week.

Here, staff at McDeeds Creek Elementary School spent Monday preparing for the coming week.

Photos by Ted Fitzgerald/The Pilot

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Mark Hayes

L.A Calif. is advising EMS responders to not bother with those with little chance of survival due to the lack of rooms in the hospitals, and over extending staff and healthcare workers, yet Moore County NC has morons sending children back to school when the numbers are continually rising. Teachers should refuse to show, and parents should refuse to send, and the authorities that authorized this idea should be removed for negligence. How asinine of those who make these decisions to chance fate. There have been countless students that have missed an entire year of attending classes due to illnesses and circumstances, they went on to academic achievements without leaving the home during that time. Maybe Moore County should let the local healthcare authorities make the decision, get their input.

Home Schools never missed a day of school in the past year. Their enrollment has increased dramatically in this time. NC leads the nation in home school attendance. Most private and charter schools returned to five days of in-school education last fall. Some already in July. Why are taxpayers forced to pay for dysfunctional, poorly-performing, gold-plated government schools?

Ed DENNISON

Moore County Schools is one of the BEST school districts in North Carolina. Why? Because:

• MCS has a 2020 graduation rate of 93.5%, the highest it has ever been.

• MCS has the best graduation rate for any NC district graduating over 700 students.

• MCS has the 12th highest graduation rate of all 115 districts in NC.

• MCS graduation rate for our African American Students has increased from 70.6 to 92.8% since 2010 and is 5.2% above the graduation rate of ALL NC Public School Graduates.

• MCS graduation rate for our Hispanic Students has increased from 60.4 to 90.5% since 2010 and is 2.9% above the graduation rate of ALL NC Public School Graduates.

• MCS graduation rate of our Economically Disadvantaged Students, which is 40% of our student population and are the majority of the students in our lower performing schools. has increased from 69.9 to 87.5% since 2010.

o This is an indication that even though we have D rated schools we have been able to improve the achievement of those students to where their graduation rate is only 1/10th of 1% below the graduation rate for ALL NC Public School Graduates for 2020.

• MCS has one of the best Career & Technical Education Programs in NC.

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