Parents of school-age children are wondering what the 2020-2021 school year will hold for their children amidst a pandemic. The state has released a toolkit of options that district may consider. The entire toolkit is available to read here.
Governor Cooper announced on Wednesday that North Carolina will continue working with schools to prepare to re-open safely for in-person instruction. Schools were asked to create plans based on the criteria and scenarios in the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit, which laid out essential health practices.
“We want to get our students back in the classroom, and we want to make sure we get this right. My number one opening priority is classroom doors,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “We encourage our public schools to continue planning, with a special focus on how teachers, staff, and students can best be protected – especially those who are high-risk.”
To help schools prepare, the state distributed supplies of personal protective equipment to schools across the state for use in the upcoming school year. The North Carolina National Guard and other contracted shipping services will continue delivering PPE Starter Pack supplies to the 116 public school systems and 203 alternative schools.Strong-Schools-NC-Public-Health-Toolkit