Control measures are proven, long-standing, and well-established public health practices to prevent the spread of serious communicable diseases, such as measles, pandemic influenza, Ebola, varicella, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and COVID-19. In North Carolina, all persons are required by law to follow specific communicable disease control measures. In the administrative rules implementing this law, the Commission for Public Health prescribes the specific control measures for communicable diseases.
Due to the release of the NC House’s state education budget proposal last week, this month’s State Board of Education monthly summary was postponed until this week. The State Board of Education (SBE) held its monthly meeting on August 4-5. The pages that follow summarize highlights from the meeting and the Board’s actions for this month.
The House Committee on Education Appropriations this morning rolled out, and then later today approved, its amended proposal for funding and policy changes affecting K-12 schools, community colleges and universities for the biennium that began July 1. This is the first step in the delayed House budget process, and the chamber’s entire state budget proposal is expected to be unveiled Monday, undergo the full Appropriations Committee amendment process on Tuesday, and then face votes on the House floor Wednesday and Thursday.
The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools, as the recipient of the Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award. The award is presented in honor and recognition of a superintendent who has demonstrated a strong commitment to life-long learning, unwavering integrity in leadership and transformation of vision into action.