Board Votes to Seek Public Comment on Two Policies

For Immediate Release: Feb. 11, 2020

Contact: Janson Silvers (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

Board Votes to Seek Public Comment on Two Policies
The policies include Internet Safety and Schools and the Community

Greensboro, N.C. – At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to open a 30-day public comment period on the two proposed policies.

The policies are:

* 3226/4205 – Internet Safety<www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/234/2020%20Board%20Meetings/February%2011%202020/CONSENT%20Proposed%20Policies%20for%20First%20Reading%20-%203226.4205%20Internet%20Safety.pdf>- This policy outlines proper protocols to keep students safe as they access the internet. It details internet filters, how to appropriately use the network and how students will be supervised while using the internet.

* 5000 – Schools and the Community<www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/234/2020%20Board%20Meetings/February%2011%202020/CONSENT%20Proposed%20Policies%20for%20First%20Reading%20-%205000%20Schools%20and%20the%20Communit…> – “Policy 5000 – Schools and the Community” recognizes that the public schools are an integral part of the community and that the public has a vested interest in having students develop into productive members of the workforce and of society.

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

The board will vote on the policies after the 30-day public comment period.

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

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 125 schools. With approximately 10,000 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<www.gcsnc.com>.

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