Tuesday , 5 March 2024
Home Uncategorized North Carolina General Assembly approves changes to schools for deaf and blind
Uncategorized

North Carolina General Assembly approves changes to schools for deaf and blind

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2022/06/931/523/ALL_CUSTOM_FS_LOCAL_NEWS_NC_GENERAL.png?ve=1&tl=1

The North Carolina General Assembly approved again on Tuesday legislation changing the governance of the state’s two residential schools for the deaf and one for the blind.

Last summer, the Republican-controlled legislature approved a similar measure that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper successfully vetoed, calling it unconstitutional based on an imbalanced makeup of proposed trustee boards that would have been created.

This year’s bill, which received a final vote in the Senate on Tuesday, still would give the General Assembly power to appoint four of the five positions on the proposed boards for each school. The remaining board member would be appointed by the State Board of Education, to which the governor names nearly all voting members.

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE ADVANCES BAN ON COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES

The North Carolina General Assembly approves changes to schools for the deaf and blind.

The North Carolina General Assembly approves changes to schools for the deaf and blind.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Republicans now hold larger seat margins in the House and Senate compared to last year, making it easier for them to override a Cooper veto. Including a House vote earlier this month, five Democrats joined all Republicans voting in approving the measure.

State education officials and agencies currently oversee the governance and administration of the schools, including staff appointments. The measure heading to Cooper’s desk would give the schools’ boards authority to hire directors, employ staff and develop admissions eligibility standards.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Greek authorities rescue 100 migrants found in vessel off southern mainland

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Monday rescued 100 migrants found...

St. Vincent to deport 3 men suspected in yacht hijacking, US couple’s disappearance

Three men from Grenada suspected in the disappearance of a U.S. couple...

Gangs in Haiti try to seize control of main airport in newest attack on key government sites

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavily armed gangs tried to seize control of...

Van crash on Mexico’s Caribbean coast kills 9

Nine people died Monday in a van crash on a highway in...