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State Leaders Urge In-Person Instruction; Senate’s Reopening Bill Moves Forward

State Leaders Urge In-Person Instruction; Senate’s Reopening Bill Moves Forward

State leaders from the NC General Assembly, Governor’s office, Board of Education, and Department of Public Instruction all voiced support for reopening schools for in-person instruction on Tuesday, although the groups shared different opinions on the best approach to make this goal a reality for students. Republican Sens. Deanna Ballard (Watauga), Michael Lee (New Hanover), and Ralph Hise (Mitchell) filed Senate Bill 37: “In-Person Learning Choice for Families” on Monday, which would require all districts to offer students some type of in-person instruction within 15 days of the bill becoming law.