Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that K-5 schools could reopen in October, but final decisions are left up to local school boards.
If North Carolina is going to reopen public schools during a pandemic, state and federal officials have to take it seriously.
Without a comprehensive plan that includes additional federal funding, teachers and parents argue, reopening schools could put students, their families, and educators in danger.
Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to announce his decision today about schools operating this fall while teachers in the state remain concerned.
Unfortunately, we don’t have scientific studies on any of this yet, so we really don’t know how to open schools safely during a pandemic.