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 By John Lanier    COVID-19

How To Talk With Children About COVID-19-Brevard NC

With K-12 schools in North Carolina being closed through May 15, children now may have even more questions and anxieties about COVID-19. Current Transylvania County Board of... — Updated 3/30/2020

 
 By John Lanier    COVID-19

Schools Refine Food Delivery Times - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/20/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy Revises Calendar - Brevard, NC

In response to Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order to close all K-12 schools for students from March 16-30, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously to revise the school calendar.... — Updated 3/18/2020

 
 By John Lanier    Front Page

School Student Absenteeism Rises Rapidly – Transylvania County, NC

Jessica Sharp, who leads the Rebound program at Davidson River School (DRS) and is a member of the school system’s Attendance Committee, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night that absenteeism in th... — Updated 3/9/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Teachers Unhappy At BHS Plans – Brevard, NC

During the public comment portion of Monday’s night Transylvania County Board of Education meeting, several teachers from Brevard High School said the architects from Clark Nexsen only met with them once or twice to discuss... — Updated 3/5/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Board Receives Schematic Designs – Transylvania County, NC

Chad Roberson and Sara Melanson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen presented the schematic designs for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools to the Transylvania County... — Updated 2/26/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Teacher Attrition Below State Average – Transylvania County, NC

Assistant Superintendent Brian Weaver informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that teacher attrition in the county is just below the state average and comparable to nearby counties. The attrition rate for... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Workshop Covers Several Topics – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed topics ranging from the lack of a state budget and a dearth of bus drivers to athletic realignment and elementary school themes at a work session held on Monday, Feb. 3.... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Students' Mental Health Services Lacking – Transylvania County, NC

Central office personnel and school principals informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening that the current mental health services are not meeting the needs of all the students and the school system... — Updated 2/10/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Schools Make Sure All Children Are Fed – Transylvania County, NC

Despite not receiving any money from the state to provide meals to schoolchildren, Transyl-vania County Schools makes sure every child who does not bring his own food is provided a nutritious meal. “Times are tough and funding... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Board Approves Building Contracts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the contracts with Clark Nexsen and Vannoy Construction at its meeting Tuesday evening. Clark Nexsen is the architectural firm and Vannoy Construction is the CMAR... — Updated 1/27/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board Hears Draft School Calendar – Transylvania County, NC

Assistant Superintendent Brian Weaver presented a draft of the school calendar for the 2020-21 school year to the Board of Education Tuesday evening. Weaver said the calendar is aligned with last year, but some teachers preferred... — Updated 1/22/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy Reviewing Its Curriculum – Brevard, NC

School Director Ted Duncan informed the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Wednesday evening the school staff is reviewing how the school’s curriculum aligns with state standards. Since... — Updated 1/14/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Board Revises Policies – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education passed more than 40 revised policies Monday night, including policies 7240 and 4325, which relate to drug and alcohol abuse, and policy 4240, which relates to child abuse and threats... — Updated 12/19/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

Teacher Discusses Importance Of Second Language – Brevard, NC

At the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors meeting Wednesday evening, Bob “Senor Mac” McCarson informed the board about the importance of learning a second language, as well as newer and more... — Updated 12/17/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy Makes Hot Lunch Program Permanent – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors approved making the hot lunch program permanent at its monthly meeting last Wednesday but decided to remove the side dishes that had been provided with pizzas... — Updated 12/16/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Discusses Several Policy Changes – Transylvania County, NC

At its recent meeting, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed several policy changes as a first read and will vote upon the policies at their next meeting. One policy, 7240, includes changes in the language regarding... — Updated 11/29/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Construction Contracts On Hold – Transylvania County, NC

Some members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed frustration last Thursday evening that the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners had not approved the contracts for the architects and CMAR (construction man... — Updated 11/27/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Officials Provide Budget News – Transylvania County, NC

“We actually do have some budget news,” Norris Barger, director of business services and plant operations, told the Transylvania County Board of Education Thursday evening. Although the state General Assembly has adjourned... — Updated 11/25/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

Sterrenberg Talks About Her Love Of The Navy – Brevard, NC

Lt. Barbara Sterrenberg joined the Navy late in life, but she's glad she did. "The Navy, they're going to have to kick me out because I love it. I absolutely love it," Sterrenberg... — Updated 11/20/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

New Lunch Program Going Well At Brevard Academy – Brevard, NC

The new pilot lunch program at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is going well, according to school director Ted Duncan. Duncan told the school’s board of directors at their monthly meeting last Wednesday evening... — Updated 11/18/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board: Grads Will Need Portfolio – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night unanimously voted to revise Policy 3460 to require students to complete a Career and College Readiness Portfolio to graduate. For several years, the school system has... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Board Talks Building Options – Transylvania County, NC

During an update on the proposed new construction for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education was informed by Board Chairwoman Tawny McCoy that extending Rosman High... — Updated 10/23/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy To Consider Capping Enrollment In The Future – Brevard, NC

With enrollment at 424 students this year, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Wednesday evening discussed whether or not it should cap enrollment in the coming years. School Director Ted... — Updated 10/14/2019

 

City Declines To Accept Skate Park – Brevard, NC

After volunteers raised $72,000 and spent nearly 500 hours constructing a skateboard ramp, the city of Brevard will not accept the Tannery Skate Park off Silversteen Drive due to... — Updated 9/30/2019

 

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