Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Gov. Cooper, Legislative Leaders Announce Deal On K-12 Schools

Gov. Cooper, Legislative Leaders Announce Deal On K-12 Schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders have announced compromise legislation that will mean more K-12 students in North Carolina will return to daily in-person instruction, some almost immediately. Wednesday’s agreement comes nearly two weeks after Cooper vetoed a GOP bill that would have mandated all districts reopen with at least partial in-person instruction. The compromise bill will require all K-5 schools to hold classes five days a week with no need for physical social distancing. Middle and high schools will have that option, too. Cooper says he is prepared to sign the bill once the House and Senate approved it.

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