Gov. Cooper: Majority of N.C. schools set for remote learning this fall

Shanon Peckham

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visits the mobile home neighborhood on Sunrise Road in rural Bertie County that was destroyed by a tornado, killing at least two people, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

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UPDATED 2:25 PM PT — Friday, August 7, 2020

North Carolina’s governor has confirmed most schools in the state will opt for remote learning this fall. He has left the decision in the hands of each school district.

During a recent interview, Governor Roy Cooper noted how important it is for students to go back to school. However, he acknowledged students’ health and safety will be the top priority.

He reiterated the vast majority of parents in the state want to keep their children safe.

“We set a floor here, and if communities believe that the numbers in that community…need more restrictions, then we want to give them that option,” said Cooper.

In the meantime, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has argued every parent should be able to decide whether or not their child receives in-person or remote learning.

The state is currently in phase two of its reopening plan.

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