Governor Cooper proclaims this week as Public Schools Week

Published 8:39 am Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed February 21-25, 2022 as Public Schools Week to show support for public schools and the educators, counselors, custodians, bus drivers, school nutrition workers, administrators and other school staff who provide important learning experiences for students. The announcement was made in a press release from the governor’s office sent out late Tuesday morning, February 22.

“Public schools play a critical role in the success of children and families,” said Cooper. “Now more than ever we need to refocus our efforts to make sure our schools and our children improve their performance while we support our educators.”

“Public Schools Week celebrates the opportunities that public schools provide to all children and the work that teachers do to prepare students for the future,” stated the release. “The pandemic has placed extreme stress on North Carolina’s public schools, children, and families but educators and other school staff have worked tirelessly to keep students in the classroom and continue their learning.”

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