Next week’s hearing in Hoke County Board of Education v. State — otherwise known as Leandro — has been postponed until April.
The hearing was originally scheduled to be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week. A definitive date in April was not listed on the court document announcing the change.
The Leandro case started in 1994 when families from low-wealth counties sued the state, claiming it wasn’t providing their kids with the same educational opportunities as students in better-off districts. Judge Howard Manning is the judge presiding over the hearings, and he last held one in July. Over three days Manning heard about the state’s plan to ensure the state is providing the opportunity of a sound, basic education to all North Carolina students.