Rowan-Salisbury Schools host breakfast to discuss 'Renewal' district plans

New pilot program at local schools

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - State and local education leaders are gathering in Salisbury to discuss a plan recently approved at the state level that sets Rowan-Salisbury Schools apart from any other public school district in North Carolina.

Last week the Rowan-Salisbury School system won approval from the State Board of Education to become North Carolina's first, and only, "Renewal" school district.

"I am excited about the possibilities and benefits of local educational control through the Renewal School System legislation," Rowan-Salisbury Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody said at the time. "This bill gives traditional public schools the freedom to implement innovative programs with greater agility because they aren't bound by restrictive state regulations."

On Wednesday the system hosted a breakfast to discuss the plans.

State officials, including Representatives Craig Horn, Carl Ford, and Harry Warren, Senators Dan Barrett and Tom McInnis, and State Superintendent Mark Johnson were all set to attend.

The breakfast meeting was set for 8:00 am at the Wallace Educational Forum, 500 North Main Street in Salisbury.

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