The State Board of Education (SBE) held its monthly meeting in Raleigh on April 7-8. NCASA was recognized by the Board on Thursday to further congratulate Drs. David Stegall and Beverly Emory, as well as Mr. Tabari Wallace, for being recently granted educational leadership awards by NCASA. Members can access NCASA’s monthly SBE summary by clicking READ MORE.
A bi-partisan bill introduced this week by Senate education leaders holds a comprehensive set of COVID-19 relief provisions for K-12 schools, including some important and time-sensitive waivers for school performance grades and other accountability measures for the current year and adjustments to school calendar requirements for 2021-22.
The State Board of Education met in an emergency called session this afternoon to provide additional clarity and guidance on changes made Tuesday by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) to the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12). The updated state guidance from both agencies comes in response to NC's COVID metrics continuing to improve and the CDC releasing updated guidance that further clarifies best practices for operating public schools during the pandemic.
The House Committee on K-12 Education approved on Tuesday several highly-debated bills, including one expanding the private school voucher program and another reshaping the process for establishing student discipline policies.
NCASA recently approved legislative and education policy priorities to support the organization's 7,000 members on the attached initiatives critical for the success of our school leaders and the 1.4 million students you serve. NCASA will continue to work with our state General Assembly, Governor, State Board of Education, and other policymakers to make these initiatives a reality for educators and school leaders across the state. We need your help in sharing these same goals and objectives with your local House and Senate delegation and seek their support in moving them forward in the legislative session that begins Jan. 13.