Saturday, June 25, 2022

After unruly meeting, NHCS will reconvene virtually


NEW HANOVER COUNTY –– The New Hanover County Board of Education could not control an unruly crowd at its regular meeting Tuesday.

The atmosphere was so tense the board abruptly recessed the meeting before it could get to any of its regular items of business after a chaotic public comment section.

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Saturday, New Hanover County Schools announced the board will reconvene the meeting Tuesday virtually.

Public speakers who had signed up to speak for the Tuesday meeting “will have the opportunity to pre-record comments” that will be played for the board as it meets remotely, the district shared in a statement. However, the announcement did not include details as to how or where to submit the recordings.

The meeting will be streamed from the district’s YouTube page.

Earlier in the day Tuesday, the board will host a special meeting beginning at 1 p.m. This meeting will be held in person at the Board of Education center on 13th Street. Only one item appears on this agenda: hold a closed session to consider personnel matters and consult with the board attorney. “This will be the only item on the agenda, and the Board may take action related to this item,” the district announced Saturday.

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