RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina’s state superintendent said she and other state officials will stand with Gov. Roy Cooper (D) to urge schools to reopen during a Tuesday afternoon press conference.
Superintendent Cathy Truitt (R) made the comments during the Tuesday morning Council of State meeting.
Truitt said she and Cooper would be “singing from the same songbook” during Tuesday afternoon’s press conference.
CBS 17 will carry the press conference on air and online at 2 p.m.
Also on Tuesday, Republican Speaker of the House Tim Moore urged schools to give the option of in-person learning.
“I join parents, experts, and elected officials across North Carolina urging every school district to use strong sources of available funding to reopen for in-person student instruction this semester for every family who wants it,” Moore said.
Truitt’s comments come a day after three Republican state lawmakers filed a bill to reopen schools while still giving parents the option of remote learning.