Published On: Thu, Nov 21st, 2013

Tribal member appointed to Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools

Mary Jane Ferguson, an EBCI tribal member, was appointed to Governor Pat McCrory’s Task Force on Safer Schools on Wednesday, Nov. 13.  The Task Force will provide guidance to the Center for Safer Schools and consider future policy and legislative action that is needed to improve school safety in North Carolina.

“School safety is a top priority of my administration,” said Gov. McCrory.  “One of my first actions after taking office was tasking the Department of Public Safety with developing a comprehensive plan to make our schools safer for students, parents, teachers and administrators.  I am pleased to announce a very diverse, talented and functional task force that will provide guidance and sound advice that is needed to improve school safety in North Carolina.”

Ferguson recently retired as the director of Marketing & Promotions for the Tribe.  She taught public school in Jackson County and served as a member of the Cherokee School Board.  Ferguson attended Western Carolina University and received her master’s degree in education.  She joins 19 others on the Task Force.

– Office of Gov. Pat McCrory 

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