From Fox46 out of Charlotte today:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Butler High School students will have to make up the day that was missing following a deadly school shooting.
A message reportedly sent to families from Principal John LeGrand that was obtained by FOX 46 Charlotte, says the school is required by law to have students make up the day.
The principal reportedly said school officials explored options which included seeking a special waiver from the NC legislature, adding 15 minutes to each day, or having the make-up day. The message says their waiver was turned down by the legislature and the second option would have caused logistical issues such as transportation and meal times.
Does one need any more proof of the absolute blind eye that the NCGA uses to view what happens in our schools?
One of the teachers, Elizabeth Mosley, at that school tweeted out this:
#NCGA doesn’t care about: providing adequate funding for student support services like counselors and nurses & passing common-sense gun legislation that would help reduce gun violence Things they do: punishing a traumatized school family so they can check a box.”
And she’s exactly right.
When checking boxes becomes a priority for lawmakers instead of the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of students in our schools, then we need new lawmakers.