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Last Tuesday, the New Hanover County Board of Education Board abruptly ended their regular monthly meeting and announced the remainder of the meeting will take place remotely Tuesday, July 20th at 5:30 PM. 

An article published online in the Wilmington Star News summed up last week’s meeting, calling it a “free for all”, as several people lashed out at NHCBOE Board Members.

With so much at stake, we urge all New Hanover County parents and concerned citizens to attend the next board meeting remotely. We also encourage you to participate in this and future meetings. If you want to sign up to speak at in-person meetings, click on the following link for guidelines and instructions from the NHCBOE.

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, the New Hanover County Board of Education Officially announced that the continuation of last week’s meeting will be held tomorrow, July 20, at 5:30PM. In addition to giving such short public notice, they also announced the meeting will be closed and available to watch on New Hanover County Schools YouTube Channel or Spectrum Channels 5 and 191.

All speakers who had previously signed up to speak at the July Regular Board Meeting Call to the Audience, but who were not reached before the meeting recessed, will have the opportunity to pre-record comments to be played when the meeting reconvenes remotely.

Action Steps You Can Take

  • View this reconvened July 20th meeting and listen to the citizen comments.
  • Share this email with family, friends, and parents.
  • Contact the Board of Education and voice your opinion.
  • Attend the next monthly Board of Education meeting to express your opinions.
  • The next monthly Board of Education meeting is currently scheduled for Tuesday August 3rd, 2021, 5:30 pm at the Education Center – 1805 S. 13th Street.
  • If you decide that you do not want to speak at the meeting; please remember that simply being in attendance sends a loud and clear message.  Your presence would be extremely helpful.  The voice of hundreds is greater than one.

Please continue to visit the recently revised website to learn more about this issue and many others that will impact you, your families, and all concerned NHC citizens.