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North Carolina House Republicans are seeking a constitutional amendment that would significantly remove the governor's powers to choose members of the State Board of Education. A House committee voted Wednesday for legislation that would largely eliminate in most cases the governor's ability to appoint 11 of the board's 13 members. The legislation would put an amendment question on the ballot this November that if approved would have nearly all board members elected by the public. A bill sponsor says the change would give parents greater influence over their children’s education. Critics say it could harm minority representation on the board.

The group is calling for a renewed urgency in improving remote learning because most students still be receiving lessons online, at least part-time. It wants a focus on mental health and social-emotional needs, as well as improved technology and a stipend for families who are spending more on internet service.

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PLEASANTVILLE — City taxpayers will see a bump in their school tax bills next year as the Board of Education approved a $94 million budget for next year with no reductions in staff for the first time in three years.

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