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 By John Lanier    News    December 6, 2018

Board Wants County Input On Bond - Brevard NC

At a Tuesday morning work session, Transylvania County Board of Education members expressed a desire to work closely with county commissioners on the capital projects, which will be funded by the recent passage of a $68 million bond. Last month,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 26, 2018

School Funding Gets A $500,000 Boost - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education received some good financial news last Monday evening when they amended the 2019 fiscal year budget to show an increase of nearly $500,000 in funding. Norris Barger, director of business services and plant...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 22, 2018

Betty Scruggs McGaha Recognized For Service To Education - Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education honored Betty Scruggs McGaha for 45 years of service to the Transylvania County school system Monday evening. Superintendent Jeff McDaris said...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 19, 2018

Local Veterans Discuss How The Military Is Changing - Brevard NC

Three veterans – U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Bob McCann, U.S. Navy Flight Lieutenant Chuck Evans and U.S. Army Master Sergeant Roy Million – spoke at Brevard College last Wednesday on a wide range of topics regarding the military. Paul...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 8, 2018

Voters Approve $68 Million School Bond - Brevard NC

The school bond referendum passed by an overwhelming margin – 9,260 to 6,264 – Tuesday, with all of the county’s precincts but one supporting the bond. The $68 million bond will be used to provide new construction and extensive renovations at...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 18, 2018

School Board Passes On Flood Insurance - Brevard, NC

By a 4-0 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education rejected a quote of $11,104 to provide flood insurance for the bus garage and maintenance building behind the Brevard High School campus. Superintendent Jeff McDaris said insura...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 15, 2018

State Denies School Building Grants - Brevard NC

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction denied a request by Transylvania County Schools for more than $19 million in capital needs grants. Last Monday evening, Graham Wilson of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction sent an...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 15, 2018

Academy Begins Mentoring Program - Brevard NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors learned of a new program and an instructional loss at their meeting Wednesday evening. Middle school teacher Sonya Jenkins and guidance counselor Megan Monk discussed a new...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 4, 2018

Rosman Hears Bond Plans - Rosman NC

A large crowd attended the Board of Education meeting held at Rosman High to hear a presentation similar to the one last week at Brevard High on the proposed school bond. Once again, Board Chair Tawny McCoy reviewed why the bond is needed. “An...

 

Massimino Encourages Youth To Persevere

For NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, the fourth time was a charm. Massimino, who was on two missions to repair the Hubble space telescope, flew as fast as any astronaut and inspired the role of George...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 27, 2018

Board Sees Refined Options, Answers Bond Questions - Brevard NC

About 40 people were present at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting at Brevard High School Monday evening to hear revised construction options for both Brevard High and Rosman...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 20, 2018

Public To Get Another Look At School Options - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education took several actions regarding the proposed bond referendum at its meeting Monday night. "The passage of the bond is critical to the needs of Transylvania...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 20, 2018

Brevard Academy Board Hears About Instructional Support - Brevard NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received a report on instructional support for teachers at the board meeting last Wednesday evening. School director Ted Duncan reported that the instructional support team, which...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 13, 2018

New School Building Options Presented - Brevard NC

On Monday evening, Chad Roberson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen provided the Transylvania County Board of Education with preliminary schematic options for Rosman High/Middle School and Brevard High School. Roberson said the options are not...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 23, 2018

Board Hears School Bond Rules - Brevard NC

At the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Board Attorney Chris Campbell informed school board members and school staff what they can and cannot do to advocate for the passage of the school bond referendum slated for...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 13, 2018

Brevard Academy Board Receives Several Reports - Brevard NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received several reports at their meeting last Wednesday evening. Board Vice Chair and Treasurer Nick Iosue projected a surplus of $28,000 for the present school year. He said...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 26, 2018

School Board Discusses Teacher Pay Raises - Brevard NC

In the state budget, non-certified school staff received a 2 percent raise and teachers received an average 6.2 percent raise, Norris Barger, the Transylvania County school system’s director of business services and plant operations, told the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 23, 2018

Delay Forces Board To Pay For Trauma Kits And Training -Brevard NC

A delay in funding from the state government prompted the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening to take $126,950 from its fund balance to pay for trauma kits and training. The battle-field type trauma kits would be used in an...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 19, 2018

School Board To Renegotiate Advance Planning Contract

By a 4-0 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education authorized the school superintendent to renegotiate the Phase 2 advance planning contract with architectural firm Clark Nexsen not to exceed $90,000 to provide renderings that...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 21, 2018

School Board Concerned About Lack Of Planning Funds

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed great concern at their meeting Monday night at Rosman High School about the absence of $276,000 in the proposed local budget that would have been designated to pay for advanced planning...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 18, 2018

Brevard Academy Reports Healthy Finances

Nick Iosue, vice chair and treasurer of the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors, informed the board at its monthly meeting last Wednesday that by June 30 of this year, the school’s fund balance will be close to...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2018

Brevard High Welcomes 184 Graduates

Rain threatened but never materialized at the Brevard Music Center Friday evening as 184 graduates from Brevard High heard words of praise, thanks and encouragement before receiving their diplomas...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2018

School Board Upset At Funding Formula

During their meeting at Brevard High School last Monday evening, some members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed their displeasure regarding the budget process at both the local and state level. Board Chair Tawny McCoy said that...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 4, 2018

Teacher Of The Year Goes To Missy West

Missy West of Rosman Middle School was named Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony held in the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library last Thursday evening. Rhonda Whitmire, who presented...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 31, 2018

State Supreme Court Justices Working To Educate The Public

Many North Carolinians are not very knowledgeable about state government, especially the judicial branch. N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Newby and his peers are working to change that. Newby was in Brevard and other parts of western North...

 

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