Source: News & Observer
Lt. Governor Dan Forest tried to introduce a motion during the recent State Board of Education meeting that could reopen public schools in North Carolina. The state board and the Department of Public Instruction have been working alongside Governor Cooper’s office to chart a path for schools to reopen safely, the News & Observer reported.
Forest’s motion was ruled out of order by the chairman of the state board. The attempt to reopen all schools was deemed outside the scope of their meeting, the News & Observer reported.
The Cooper campaign pointed out one reason why Forest may be unfamiliar with how to present items during the state board meetings: He frequently misses meetings, skipping nearly half over the past seven years according to the News & Observer.
The attorney for the Board said that the governor has authority over deciding whether schools are open or not, EdNC reported. “Board Chair Eric Davis ultimately told Forest that the motion didn’t really apply to what the Board was discussing,” EdNC reported.