NC Board of Education updates on COVID-19
The North Carolina State Board of Education meets to discuss COVID-19 updates and plans to help low-performing schools.
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to this August 5th 2020 meeting of the North Carolina State Board of Education. I'm Eric Davis, chair of the board. All this meeting award now welcome Board members, advisors, staff visitors online listeners, Twitter followers, visitors and those listening online committee meetings span two days. Today's meeting will include voting on tomorrow's meeting will include voting This time I'd like to express a special thanks to Deanna Henrietta for arranging logistics. Trust me and socially this wearing unsanitized hybrid back this month, members are reminded that it's our duty to avoid conflicts of interest in the appearance of conflict of interest is handled work. Remember the board know of any conflict of interest, appearance of conflict with respect any matters coming before set this meeting so police state For the record, during the course of the meeting, you become aware of actual or apparent conflict of interest. Please bring the matter to the attention of the chair. Then you be your duty to abstain from participating in discussion. No matter. Ford extends a warm welcome school either under Plan B or C for those schools, districts that are operating on your own schedules, Mr Box? Yes, Thank you, Mr Chairman. I request to be recused from E I. C. S let the record reflect that, Mr Bucks and has refused himself from the I. C s four. Thank you. Thank you, Mr Chairman. Additionally, August 17 marks the arrival for all of our public school students returning from their summer break to more structured instruction. Be that remotely in the year, or returning for in person instruction for time based on health and safety measures. Markova, 19 makes this year school opening unique from any we have experienced before. Lift up and support those in leadership positions, making the necessary and often difficult decisions do what is best interest of their students and every board of Education Superintendent principals and leading our schools into a successful school year. An additional challenge we face plans. Is the interruption due to Hurricane I say yes. Any of the same schools and communities that were impacted by this storm. Still recovering from hurricanes of the last two years, the storm passes command our first responders all who are assisting the recovery efforts as we continue to move forward with schools. I'm often asked what can be done to support our students and teachers, since our schools reflect the health and safety of our communities. Number one thing we can do to support students and teachers to commit ourselves pound bass virus out by practicing www looking your hands waiting six feet wearing our mass. Doing so demonstrate our solidarity with a front line Educators in our hearing compassion all of our students Well, we look forward to a vaccine in the near future to enable s a fully returned today. We're also delighted to welcome our new teacher adviser to the board with this Maureen Stover Stover. We congratulate you on your way. Look forward to your comments and advice coming here and tomorrow we'll have a more formal welcome for you members. You've seen the agenda for over a week and had the opportunity to review it late addition to the agenda at the request of his Flight four discussion. I please refresher screen If you do not see that item, I asked if there any other requests for changes to the agenda during nine out request emotion for approval of today's attended motion by this white. There a second. There's a Doctor Oxendine. Yes, sir. Getting off mute someone. Repeat the motion and sound is coming in and out of motion is to approve the agenda. I'm sorry. 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I spent quite a bit of time finding each of the objectives on speaker is most appropriate step because I wanted a nominee educator have a bias. And that is that I try to anchor everything in history, a history teacher, because I believe the context is important. You can no more take current events out of context. That could take words out of literary context. So when I want to bring in and acknowledge the present moment that we find ourselves and even as we do this work, uh, Dr Cheesy planning and recognize that were part of a longer history that we, you know, we find ourselves here not just because it's our duty as a as a body, but also I think it's somewhat serendipitous. Right way. Look at the sort of changing winds that are happening nationally. We have way stand on the shoulders of Giants North Carolina. One of those giants is doctor Doubly flood. Uh, even before it was labeled as such, I think the work of that would have equalizing opportunity for all. Changing in the state has been the life's work of folks like himself on his apartment, and so I wanted to bring it just really contextualized this moment we find ourselves in so that way. Understand? We don't exist in a vacuum Just in a moment on that individuals have really made tracks for us to be able to do for. And I really want to get back to launch to just help safety message work that we're doing with elongated context and in the history of North Carolina. So without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to microphone present to us at State board as we continue Teoh objectives, Action framework, Flood education. Thank you. 77 front call out by name. But they are way references. Fishing. Wait, work. It is not this. Wait, right? No, it's not way good. About time Way. It's probable. That way. Demonstrate education. Wait, I don't want wasting years. First of all, generated some just education. I took that. I just trying to Okay, Yes. Okay. Okay. Yeah, yeah. Okay. Okay. 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