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 By John Lanier    News    July 20, 2017

Board Discusses Health Insurance, Budget And Bond

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed changes in the 2017-18 budget, the impact of an impasse between Mission Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield, and moving forward with a bond referendum at their meeting Monday night. Superintendent...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 19, 2017

Brevard Academy's Test Scores Improving - Brevard, NC

School director Ted Duncan informed the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors Wednesday evening that the school’s test scores are improving. Duncan said 100 percent of the school’s 23 eighth graders passed the Math I...

 
 By John Lanier    Education    June 12, 2017

BHS Graduates Come Together As 'Family'

Overcoming adversity, supporting one another and creating one's future were the common themes of those speaking before 153 graduates at Brevard High's commencement ceremony Friday evening at the...

 
 By John Lanier    Education    June 12, 2017

Justice Reports A 'Good Year' For School Safety

“We had a good year as far as safe schools go,” Alan Justice, director of athletics, transportation and safe schools, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening. Justice credited the School Resource Officers (SROs)...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 8, 2017

Board Discusses Having Bond Vote Next March

Monday evening members of the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the possibility of having a bond referendum in March of 2018 during the primaries as opposed to having it during the general election in November of 2018. Vice Chairman...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    June 5, 2017

Bodie, Graham Ready To Pursue Their Careers - Brevard, NC

Diana Bodie, Brevard High School's Student Body President, and Madison Graham, the school's Senior Class President, are two confident young ladies thankful for their experiences at Brevard High but...

 
 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...

 

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