As North Carolina continues to develop plans for safely beginning the 2020-21 school year, we take a look at the possibilities surrounding what next year could bring and what that means for both large and small school districts across our state. Joining us today are Cyndy Bliss, Principal of Myrtle Grove Middle School in New Hanover County, Doctor Barry Williams, Superintendent of Gates County Public Schools, and Cathy Moore, Superintendent of Wake County Public Schools.

Guests:

Cathy Moore, Superintendent, Wake County Public Schools

Cyndy Bliss, Principal, Myrtle Grove Middle School, New Hanover County 

Dr. Barry Williams, Superintendent, Gates County Public Schools

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