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 By John Lanier    Features    June 5, 2017

Hooper And Owen Come Out Of Their 'Shells' - Rosman, NC

High school can transform a person. Drey Owen and Jeremiah Hooper are proof. When the two entered Rosman High School as freshmen, they were somewhat reserved. Four years later, they are affable,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 25, 2017

Rebecca Green Named Teacher Of The Year - Brevard, NC

Rebecca Green, an eighth grade social studies teacher at Brevard Middle School, was named Teacher of the Year Monday evening by the Transylvania County Schools at an awards event held in the Rogow...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 22, 2017

CTE Students Surpass Peers - Brevard, NC

Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes in the Transylvania County school system are performing better than their peers in the region and state. “We’ve done very well compared to the other systems in the state,” said...

 
 By John Lanier    Education    May 15, 2017

Academy Board Approves Budget - Brevard, NC

By a 5-0 vote Wednesday evening, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors approved the school budget for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Total expenses are projected to be $3,382,676. With the total revenue estimated t...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 8, 2017

Schools Eye Title 1 Changes - Brevard, NC

Changes to Title I federal programs could mean a reduction in funding and the provision of more services to private schools, the Transylvania County Board of Education was informed last Monday night. Audrey Reneau, director of curriculum and...

 
 By John Lanier    Opinion    May 1, 2017

How Much For Capital Needs?

The figures are high: $93 million and $158 million. The first is what the Transylvania County Board of Education says it needs to renovate and update the local public schools for the next 20 years. The latter number is the higher projection of the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 1, 2017

Funding Options Presented For County's Capital Needs - Transylvania County, NC

At the joint meeting of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education last Monday evening, David Cheatwood, director of First Tryon Advisors, presented all of the county’s potential major capital needs and how they could be...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 27, 2017

School Board, Commissioners Discuss Facility Options

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners posed several questions regarding the school system’s Master Facility Plan at a joint meeting with the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening in the commission chambers. Chad...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 13, 2017

Conversation Focuses On Alcohol, Violence - Brevard NC

About 40 people attended the “Alcohol, Violence and Sexual Assault – A Community Conversation” presentation held last Thursday evening in the Board of Elections meeting room. Sponsored by the CARE Coalition and SAFE, the event included a presen...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 10, 2017

Report: Schools Doing Good Job Amidst Challenges - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County schools are doing a good job of educating students, but financial and capital needs challenges face the school system, according to AdvancED, a nonprofit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of schools and school s...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 6, 2017

During The AOTC This Weekend -- Team John Rides In Remembrance - Brevard, NC

There are dozens of reasons people ride bicycles. Some ride for the exercise or competition. Some ride to enjoy the scenery and socialize. Some ride to be free from the stress of everyday life. This...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 23, 2017

School Board Fields Building Questions - Brevard, NC

Why did school administrators choose major renovations over new schools? Should the local school system’s Master Facilities Plan be paid for with a limited obligation bond, a general bond referendum or a combination of the two? What are the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 13, 2017

Schools Will Seek Funding For Class Size Reduction – Brevard NC

In order to meet a current state requirement to reduce class size next year in kindergarten through third grade, the Transylvania County Board of Education decided last Monday night that it would add another line item of $250,000 to its request for...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 13, 2017

Board Approves Academy Calendar – Brevard NC

By a 5-0 vote, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors approved the calendar for the 2017-18 school year at its monthly meeting Wednesday evening. School director Ted Duncan said the calendar of 180 days for students...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 27, 2017

Board Facing Difficult Decisions – Brevard NC

Due to expected funding cuts, increases in insurance and a mandate for smaller class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, the Transylvania County Board of Education could face some difficult financial decisions in the coming year. “We’ve...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 23, 2017

Transylvania School Dropout Numbers Continue To Fall – Brevard NC

The dropout rate in Transylvania County Schools dropped 42 percent in 2015-16, the latest year for which dropout data is available. Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 23, 2017

Students Could Return Aug. 21 – Brevard NC

School for Transylvania County School students could begin Wednesday, Aug. 21, according to the 2017-18 draft calendar presented to the local Board of Education Monday night. The last day for students would be Thursday, June 7. Brian Weaver,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 16, 2017

Discussion Held On College-Type Schedules – Brevard NC

During a recent Board of Education workshop, Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris presented it with some thoughts on running high school classes on a college schedule. “This is a springboard for discussion,” said McDaris. “Nothing is going to be...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 13, 2017

Board Hears Plans For School Buildings – Brevard NC

Last Monday night the Transylvania County Board of Education was presented the latest version of capital projects, including new multi-story buildings for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools, that could be part of the school bond referendum....

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 13, 2017

Academy Board Receives Calendar Options – Brevard NC

The Board of Directors of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy received two draft options for the 2017-18 school calendar at their monthly meeting last Wednesday. While both options have teachers returning to school on Aug. 7 and students...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 9, 2017

School Board Sees Early Budget Numbers – Brevard NC

A preliminary budget for fiscal year 2017-18 projecting an increase of $318,788 in local funding was presented at a work session of the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night. “These are some very, very preliminary numbers,” said...

 

Keith Parker: Transylvania's 'Hidden Figure'

The title of the popular movie "Hidden Figures" is a double entendre. First, it refers to the math "beyond" what was known at the time of early space flights, new math that would have to be used to...

 

Working Hard To Make Every Summer Season Better Than The Last – Brevard NC

By all measures – performances, educational instruction, program variety, revenue, attendance, acoustics, etc. – 2016 was a spectacular year for the Brevard Music Center. "It was great," said Mark...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 19, 2017

Law May Impact Art, PE, Music In Schools – Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education Tuesday night expressed concern about legislation that could cause the school system to do away with art, music and physical education in the elementary schools. According to Superintendent Dr. Je...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 16, 2017

Academy Parent Upset At 'Knife' Incident – Brevard NC

A parent whose children attend Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy expressed his frustration last week to the school’s board of directors that an incident involving a child who had apparently brandished a knife had not been handled...

 

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