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 By John Lanier    News    February 22, 2018 

Board Moving Toward Teacher Contract Changes

By a 3-2 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved the first reading of Policy 7410, which covers contracts for non-career status teachers. For decades, teachers in North Carolina worked on one-year contracts for their...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 22, 2018 

Filing For Local, State And National Races Continues

As of this Wednesday morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the May primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has filed for the Democratic primary for the Board...

 

Filing Continues

As of this morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the May primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has filed for the Democratic primary for the Board of Educati...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 15, 2018

Principal, Teacher Contract Changes Discussed

Changes in principal and teacher contracts were discussed last week at the workshop held by the Transylvania County Board of Education. In July of 2017, a new pay schedule for principals went into effect. In the past, a principal’s pay was...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 12, 2018

Board Sees Draft Budget

The Transylvania County Board of Education received it first draft of the local portion of the budget for the coming 2018-19 school year during a board workshop session last Monday evening. Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris informed the board the...

 

Filing For May 8 Primary Begins This Monday

Filing for the May 8 primaries, which include races for county commissioner, school board and sheriff, begins at noon, Monday. The filing period ends at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28. Filing for the following contests takes place at the Transylvania...

 

Scruggs McGaha Won't File For Another School Board Term

Betty Scruggs McGaha said that after “careful deliberation” she has decided not to seek another term on the Transylvania County Board of Education. “It has been an honor to serve the needs of students, staff and community these past four...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 22, 2018

Suicide, Student Homeless Shelter Discussed

The need for a suicide prevention awareness program and efforts by Isaac’s Home to provide shelter for homeless students were both brought before the Transylvania County Board of Education last Tuesday evening. During the first public comment...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 18, 2018

School Board To Request Bond For $68 Million

Tuesday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution requesting that county commissioners seek a $68 million bond for school construction. The bond referendum would be held in November during the general e...

 

Partisan Board Election Coming

Filing for the May 8 primaries begins Feb. 12 and will include for the first time partisan elections for the Transylvania County Board of Education. As previously reported, in 2016 Chris Whitmire, then state representative for District 113, which...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 28, 2017

Board Discusses Restrictions On Student Numbers In K-3 Grades

State restrictions on the number of students per class in kindergarten through third grade were discussed at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting held on Monday, Dec. 18. Nearly two years ago the state General Assembly passed a law...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 25, 2017

BRCC, Schools Discussed At Board Meeting

The Transylvania County Board of Education received information on its partnership with Blue Ridge Community College and discussed potential changes to policies regarding student dress and wireless communications usage at its recent meeting. “This...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 21, 2017

School System Picks Architectural Firm Clark Nexsen

The Transylvania County Board of Education selected Clark Nexsen as the architectural firm to continue working on the school system’s Master Facilities Plan in preparation for a possible bond referendum, but postponed signing any contract until a...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 27, 2017

Architectural Firms Look To Be School System's Choice

Last Monday evening five architectural firms made their pitch to be the lead architect for the Transylvania County Board of Education’s proposed bond referendum. The school system has several steps to take before a bond referendum is placed on...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 23, 2017

Schools Expand Reach Of AIG Programs - Brevard NC

Heidi Bullock told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) program is providing more options to students. Bullock, who is the AIG specialist/coordinator for Transylvania County...

 

McDaris: Class Size Cap May Cause Problems

School Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the mandatory class size cap in grades K-3 could create more problems than initially believed. “It’s a mess,” said McDaris. He said...

 

Guest Column: Community Or Consolidated Schools: Clear Choice

Should one or more schools be consolidated in Transylvania County Schools? As Board of Education members, our responsibility to Transylvania County voters includes determining how many schools and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 21, 2017

Board Discusses Seeking Millions For 'Deferred' Needs

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the possibility of requesting $19 million from the county commissioners for deferred maintenance during a bond update at its regular monthly meeting held at the Morris Education Center Monday eveni...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 28, 2017

Bond Timeline, Consolidation Frustration Voiced

At its Aug. 21 meeting, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed a timeline of required steps for a bond referendum to be on the November 2018 ballot, as well as some frustration about repeated questions regarding consolidation of the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 24, 2017

School System Facing Dwindling Revenues

Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education received news that revenues from various sources were down last year and more sources of revenue will be eliminated in the coming school year. While discussing amendments to the 2016-17...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 10, 2017

School Board Votes To Put Bond On 2018 Ballot

The Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to request a general obligation bond be placed on the general election ballot in November 2018. The board, however, did not determine how much money for capital needs it...

 

Term Limits For Local Offices

It is interesting that only two of our local elected officials do not list their home or office addresses. Those two officials are Jason Chappell and Marty Griffin. Chappell and Griffin list post office boxes for their address. I guess their...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 24, 2017

Student Handbook Created For Whole School System

There will be one handbook for the entire Transylvania County school system next year instead of each school having its own student handbook, Jeremy Gibbs, director of academic services, told the Transylvania County Board of Education last week. In p...

 
 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 Derek McKissock    News    July 10, 2017

School Board Bill Not Heard

The bill that would have returned Transylvania County Board of Education elections to non-partisan was not heard during the recent General Assembly session. In February, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who represents District 113, which includes Transylvania...

 

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