Access to Water Safety Instruction Policy Out for Public Comment

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2022

Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386

Access to Water Safety Instruction Policy Out for Public Comment
The board will consider the policy and comments at its meeting July 12, 2022

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Schools Board of Education Policy Committee voted to send a new policy pertaining to water safety instruction out for a 30-day public comment period at its work session Tuesday night.

3542 – Access to Water Safety Instruction<simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=325385&MID=12702> would provide all second-grade students access to the ‘Learn to Swim’ healthy lifestyle program. The program was formed in partnership between GCS and the Greensboro Aquatic Center, and instructs students on water safety skills, which can be potentially lifesaving.

The public comment period will end on June 30, 2022, and the full board will consider the revised policy for approval at its meeting on July 12, 2022.

GCS is working with the North Carolina School Boards Association to review and update all policies.

To share feedback, please email boardclerk@gcsnc.com<mailto:boardclerk@gcsnc.com>. Feedback may also be sent by U.S. mail to Guilford County Schools, Attn: Policy Committee, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and the 50th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves more than 70,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 9,800 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com<nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gcsnc.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7Csilverj%40gcsnc.com%7C015a22e94ddd44f72a2608d9f6e69770%7C9ae2fb1fdea24c4381947624fcbbb30c%7C0%7C0%7C63781229…>.

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