Angus pupils who will stay in school during the coronavirus crisis may eventually be taught at a different location.
Vulnerable children, those who require to complete SQA coursework, and those with a parent who is a key worker and has exhausted all other childcare options, will return to school on Monday.
Angus Council education convener Derek Wann said a survey for key workers who require to send their children to school will establish demand for places.
“Once demand has been established, we will reduce the number of schools we are opening,” he said.
“This will mean that childcare and learning is available to those who require to attend school, but it may be at a different location.
“Most of our children and young people will continue their learning at home, either online or with resources that will be provided to them by our schools.
“This could not have come at a worse time for our young learners, particularly for those who were about to sit exams and those leaving school.
“The fact this has never happened before is a true indication of how serious the current situation is.
“Our education staff are working very closely with the Scottish Qualifications Authority to develop an alternative certification model to ensure that everyone’s hard work is assessed and fairly recognised.
“For those who have no option but to attend at school – school transport will be operating and secondary school kitchens will be open.
“Sandwich bags will be available for all children.”
Angus Council has also been working with the Scottish Government to look at the implications of the school closures.
Mr Wann also thanked Angus Council’s education staff, children and young people, and parents/carers and families “for their patience and understanding”.
He added: “I can assure them that we will continue to provide updates and certainty whenever they are available.”