With the school year well underway, parents of New Hanover County School students may be relieved to know that after-school care is back. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, members unanimously approved a motion to renew the Community Development Institute’s Head Start Contract, meaning about a thousand kids throughout the district can receive free supervision, snacks and help with homework after school. The services kick off this week.
Those hoping to volunteer with New Hanover County public schools may soon be required to get a background check—at his or her own expense. On Tuesday, the Board of Education approved two new changes to its volunteer policy.