The agenda for the Lee County Board of Education’s meeting for September – set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 – includes a review of its regulations on the wearing of masks in schools and a consideration of a plan to provide increases in supplements to athletics coaches.

On the agenda is a review of the district’s current plan for masks for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the county’s schools. Senate Bill 654 requires each local educational authority to vote at least once a month on whether to modify its current policy regarding face coverings. As of this morning, Lee County had 1,152 COVID cases per 100,000 residents, higher than any of the surrounding counties of Moore, Harnett, Hoke, Chatham, Wake, or Cumberland counties.

Also on the agenda is a look at increases in supplemental pay for coaches. The Lee County Board of Commissioners did not provide funding this year for an increase in coaching supplements. Instead, it gave the board an increase of $387,000 that it could use for any purpose deemed necessary. Supplements have not been increased across the board for coaching staff since 2000, and a plan that would adjust the schedule is on the board’s agenda for its meeting on Tuesday