The Cabarrus County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to grant Superintendent Dr. Chris Lowder emergency powers due to the closure of schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resolution states in part: “Under G.S.§ 115C-36, the local Board of Education has general control and supervision of all matters pertaining to the public schools.

It continues: “Under G.S. § 115C-47(15) the local Board of Education has the authority to prescribe the duties of the Superintendent. subject to G.S. § 115C-276(a); and

“Whereas the Board of Education finds that the current state of emergency requires that the Superintendent be granted greater flexibility to respond quickly and appropriately to the evolving crisis.”

You can read the full resolution here.

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