Pitt County Schools Will Not Show President's Address To Students Tuesday

The Pitt County school system will not show tomorrow's Presidential Address to students.

The school system says based on the information from federal education officials, it believes there will be "many educational opportunities to show this video as it relates to our 'Standard Course of Study' and to our recent 'Drop Out Prevention Campaign.'"

However, the school system says it cannot air the broadcast live tomorrow for several reasons.

Officials say showing a video without first previewing it is a violation of educational policy.

They also say the district does not have "broadcast or bandwidth capacity to show this live to all students at the same time," and the broadcast timing would cause some students to miss lunch.

Pitt County school officials also say "the window of planning time provided by the USDOE is not sufficient to appropriately follow our guidelines which require correlation to the SCOS, principal approval and where applicable, parent notification and permission."

Teachers will be permitted to show the video later after following all school guidelines and parental notification procedures.

Click here to learn more about the policy at Pitt County Schools and view educational materials.

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