SB 78/HB 112 – A Safe Return for In-Person Learning

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Don Davis (D-Greene, Pitt); Sen. Dan Blue (D-Wake)

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Rosa Gill (D-Wake); Rep. Brian Farkas (D-Pitt); Rep. Raymond Smith, Jr. (D-Sampson, Wayne)


This bill would require all public schools to provide an in-person instruction option to K-12 students for the remainder of the scheduled school year.

This bill would require public schools to comply with the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit for implementation of Plan A (minimal social distancing) and Plan B (moderate social distancing) as appropriate for reopening. Elementary school students grade K-5 would receive instruction under Plan A or Plan B as determined by the governing board, and middle/high school students grade 6-12 would receive instruction under Plan A, Plan B or both Plans as determined by the governing board.

This bill also requires a remote instruction option remain available for the duration of the current school year if desired by  a student’s parent or guardian.


SB 78

Filed – 2/10/2021

Referred to the following Senate committees:

-Rules and Operations of the Senate

HB 112

Filed – 2/17/2021