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Governor Outlines Education Priorities For School Leaders At NCASA Conference

Governor Roy Cooper Governor Roy Cooper spoke to attendees at the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) Conference Thursday in Concord to outline his education priorities, including his proposals for enhancing school safety. In his remarks to the audience of more than 400 school leaders from across the state, the Governor talked about the importance of improving pay for teachers and principals, as well as additional steps needed to address the mandate for lowering class size in grades K-3 by 2021. He focused most of his comments on the $130 million school safety package he had unveiled earlier in the day at a school in Hillsborough. That package includes several proposals for funding additional personnel and school resources that are highlighted here. NCASA Executive Director Katherine Joyce welcomed Governor Cooper to the conference stage and also provided a statement on his school safety proposals for the news release he issued about it. “We appreciate the Governor’s focus on this important issue and look forward to working with him and the General Assembly to ensure our schools are as safe as possible,” Joyce said.