As the nation continues to reel from the school shooting massacre in Uvalde, TX, the Education K-12 Committee Chairs in the NC House of Representatives scheduled a meeting on Wednesday for lawmakers to be updated on efforts to keep students safe in North Carolina.
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Governor Cooper released on Wednesday his 2022-23 State Budget Proposal, entitled “Building on Success,” which includes over half a billion dollars in proposed investments to education.
State lawmakers voted this week to approve a resolution officially adjourning the 2021 legislative session on Friday, March 11, following an unsuccessful attempt by Senate legislators to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 173: Free the Smiles Act, a bill allowing parents to opt their students out of school mask requirements.
State lawmakers today passed a bill allowing parents to “opt out” of school face covering requirements for their children, as Governor Cooper called on schools and local leaders to end mask mandates.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) released this afternoon an updated StrongSchools NC Public Health Toolkit taking effect February 21, that will provide schools with greater flexibility in regard to contact tracing and student/staff exclusion procedures.
State Officials Share Guidance On OSHA Vaccine Mandate, COVID-19 Quarantine & K-12 Isolation Requirements
Last week, state officials shared important guidance regarding employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements, as well as revised isolation/quarantine requirements for K-12 schools.
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