During Monday evening’s Brooke County Board of Education meeting, the topic of student re-entry to the classroom was at the forefront of the conversation.

Despite Brooke Middle School students learning remotely for two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak, district leaders are continuing to move forward with four days of in-person instruction.

The four-day in-person instruction will start on November 2, however, students will only be in class three days due to Election Day.

Another big topic discussed was appropriating budget funds for athletics.

With restrictions on how many fans can attend games, ticket sales from popular sports like football are down.

Typical ticket sales this time of year total $62,000. To date in 2020, Brooke County Schools has only recorded $17,000.

That action was passed with three votes for and two against. A grand total of $127,000 will be appropriated to assist athletics.

There was also discussion to allow the junior high cheerleading squad to attend the OVAC championships this weekend. All of the cheerleaders will need to take a rapid COVID-19 test before being allowed to attend.

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