Students, parents in limbo as Gov. Cooper stalls on schools plan

With just 40 days until North Carolina public schools are scheduled open, Gov. Roy Cooper has yet to present his plan for how schools will operate this fall. The Cooper Administration’s inaction is causing havoc for students across our state, and not only in the classroom.

The N.C. High School Athletic Association held a special news conference today, but had little to announce. Commissioner Que Tucker said she could not say whether high school sports would return this fall, and “until we know how schools will reopen we’ll work behind scenes to determine the best path forward.”

Read the Charlotte Observer’s coverage of the meeting here.

School districts have also been unable to tell parents when their children will be in the classroom and when they’ll be at home, “learning remotely.”

Read coverage from WRAL here: As new school year approaches, NC officials can’t agree on how to keep students safe

All of the available science says that schools should reopen as normal this fall. Schools should be full of students, not fear.