SB 37 – In-Person Learning Choice for Families

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Deanna Ballard (R-Alleghany, Ashe, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes); Sen. Michael Lee (R-New Hanover); Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey)


This bill seeks to require all local school administrative units to provide the option of in-person instruction to students grades kindergarten through 12 for the remainder of the scheduled 2020-2021 school year.

A 2/4/2021 Senate amendment requires local school administrative units to comply with the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit as it existed on February 2, 2021 for implementation of Plan A (Minimal Social Distancing) and Plan B (Moderate Social Distancing).


Filed – 2/1/2021

This bill was referred to the following Senate committees:

-Education/Higher Education

Rules and Operations

This bill passed in the Senate on 2/10/21 and was referred to the following House committees:

-Education K-12

-Rules, Calendar, and Operations

This bill was re-referred to Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House on 2/10/2021.

This bill was presented to the Governor on 2/17/2021.