Legislature Sends Governor Bill to Provide New Summer School Option for Families | Beaufort County Now | Legislation Will Help Students Who Have Fallen Behind Due to Remote Learning

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Legislature Sends Governor Bill to Provide New Summer School Option for Families

Press Release:

    Raleigh, NC     Today, the General Assembly gave unanimous approval to legislation to create a new summer school option for students who have fallen behind due to remote learning.

    Specifically, House Bill 82, Summer Learning Choice for NC Families, will create a six week in-person and fully-funded summer school program available to every family if they so choose.

    "Parents are ready to see their children going back to school and to recover from the learning loss that has occurred during the pandemic," said Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), who is also the lead sponsor of the bill. "After bipartisan work from the House and Senate and input from educators around the state, this legislation will give North Carolina families an option for their children to grow and learn during this summer."

    Rep. John Torbett (R-Gaston), who is Chair of the House K-12 Education Committee, said, "I am proud to have been a primary sponsor of HB 82. This legislation is crucial for us to combat the learning deficit that has occurred due to the pandemic. As always, I will continue to work on legislation that will help our children during this time so that they can reach their American Dream."

    The summer school program would offer core academic courses, as well as enrichment classes in the arts and physical activities. The bill has strong support from local superintendents and education advocates, including Disability Rights NC.


  • Contact: Jimmy Milstead
  •     Jimmy.Milstead@ncleg.net

Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Bloodless Warfare: Politics

The bill will allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state with concealed carry laws
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 6, 2021 as National Day of Prayer in North Carolina to invite North Carolinians of all faiths and backgrounds to express their beliefs through prayer.
Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) issued the following joint statement after the Biden Administration announced its support for the TRIPS waiver

HbAD1

Governor Roy Cooper announced new appointments and nominations to state boards and commissions today.
Recently, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers introduced Protecting America’s First Responders Act
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 3–7, 2021 as Teacher Appreciation Week and May 4, 2021 as Teacher Appreciation Day
The State Board of Elections will host a virtual public hearing on proposed rules at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed R. Andrew Murray, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, as the acting District Attorney for Prosecutorial District 42, serving Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties.
Governor Urges N.C. Families to Sign Up Starting May 12 for Discounts on Internet, Computers
Today, Governor Roy Cooper granted a Pardon of Innocence for Darryl Anthony Howard of Durham, who was convicted of crimes he did not commit.

HbAD2

If you are covering Secretary Buttigieg and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff’s visit to North Carolina today, please consider including this quote from the North Carolina Republican Party.
Recently, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and more than 30 members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting the withdrawal of the Department’s “Proposed Priorities” on American history and civics education.
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 2-8 as Correctional Officers and Correctional Employees Week in North Carolina, in recognition of the essential public service provided by employees in the state’s prison system.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Justin Llyod Mix, age 41.
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May as Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate the many contributions Asian Americans have made, and continue to make, to North Carolina’s communities, schools and workforce.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that he signed an Executive Order to help North Carolina’s businesses recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The public comment period for a series of proposed rules (PDF) related to the expiration of political parties, precinct observers, recounts, and campaign finance runs through Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Today, the state House voted 77-42 to approve the Kickoff College Sports Act to allow full capacity attendance at outdoor college stadiums.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top