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 By John Lanier    News

School Students Have The Same Rights As Adults

School Board member Marty Griffin informed the other members of the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening that students have the same rights as adults when it comes to facing possible criminal charges. Griffin... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Official: School Bond Project On Schedule

Norris Barger, chair of the School Bond Construction Committee and head of business services and plant operations for the local school system, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening the bidding process... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

BA Director Reports A 'Smooth Transition'

Ryan Hinkleman, the new school director at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, told the school’s board of directors Wednesday evening the transition into his new position has been smooth. Hinkleman takes over for Ted... — Updated 6/7/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Relief, Jubilation Felt At BHS Graduation

Relief and jubilation were palpable in Whittington-Pfohl Aud-itorium Friday evening as 142 Brevard High School seniors received their diplomas. There was relief from 15 months in... — Updated 5/31/2021

 
 By John Lanier    Lifestyles

At Rosman High Teachers Are More Than Good Instructors

(Editor's Note: Rosman High did not have a student body president this year. As a result, only the senior class president was interviewed.) For many Rosman High students, the... — Updated 5/24/2021

 
 By John Lanier    Lifestyles

At Brevard High Student Leaders Persevere In COVID-19 Year

When most student body presidents or senior class presidents review their final year in high school, they often refer to Homecoming, Senior Prom, competitions in various clubs and a... — Updated 5/24/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Graduation Locations Changed

Due to changes in masking and social distancing regulations announced by Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday, Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris informed the Board of Education Monday evening that two locations for... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy Approves Its Budget

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously passed its budget for the 2021-22 school year on Wednesday, May 12. Before passing the budget, Board Chair Mark Campanini asked fellow board member... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Board Concerned About Teacher Supplements

On Monday evening, members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed disappointment and concern that no money for increasing teaching supplements has been included in the county budget proposed by County Manager... — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Board Reviews Bond Timeline

Norris Barger, chair of the School Bond Construction Committee and head of business services and plant operations for Transylvania County Schools, informed the Transylvania County... — Updated 4/26/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Rosman High School Weight Room, Gym To Be Closed – Rosman, NC

By consensus, the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night decided to remain with a plan to close the newer gym and weight room at Rosman High School for approximately two years during the major renovation and... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

High School Graduation Plans Announced – Transylvania County, NC

At the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday night, Superintendent Jeff McDaris announced the plans for high school graduation this May. "We have conducted polls... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Federal Funds Free Cash For New Academy Building – Brevard, NC

Due to the availability of approximately $470,000 in federal funds to deal with learning loss related to COVID-19, Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy may be able to reallocate some of its own funds and pay outright... — Updated 4/19/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board Discusses Bond, RHS Gym – Transylvania County, NC

Concerns about price volatility and use of the newer gym at Rosman High highlighted discussion of the bond projects at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting held Tuesday, March 16. Norris Barger, head of business... — Updated 3/27/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Approves Local Budget – Transylvania County, NC

Last week, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved its local budget for the 2021-22 school year after board members agreed to reduce their fund balance request in order to obtain higher teacher supplements.... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

School Board Votes 3-2 To Switch To Plan A – Transylvania County, NC

By a 3-2 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Education decided Tuesday night to switch to Plan A for middle and high school students when the latter return from spring break. Board Chair Tawny McCoy, Vice Chair Ron Kiviniemi and... — Updated 3/19/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Outgoing BA Director Praises Staff And Board – Brevard, NC

At the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors meeting last Wednesday evening, outgoing school director Ted Duncan praised the teachers, staff and board members for all of their hard work in the past... — Updated 3/15/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Vaccines Provide Sense Of Relief To Educators – Transylvania County, NC

School administrators and school board members expressed appreciation that local educators have had a chance to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I want to give a shout out to Blue Ridge Health for vaccinations... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board Discusses Teacher Supplements, Expense Budget – Transylvania County, NC

Teacher supplements and the local current expense budget took center stage at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, March 1. Norris Barger, head of business services and plant operations, presented a... — Updated 3/8/2021

 
 By John Lanier    Education

School Board Receives Clean Audit, Bond Update

Terry Anderson of Carland and Anderson, Inc., informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening that the audit conducted by his certified public accounting firm showed “no findings or questioned costs... — Updated 2/22/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Gets A Look At First Budget Draft – Transylvania County, NC

Norris Barger, head of business services and plant operations for Transylvania County Schools, presented the first draft of the local portion of the school budget for the upcoming 21-22 school year to the Transylvania County Board... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy Board Votes To Change Testing For Grades 3-7 – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously last Wednesday evening to replace MAP testing in grades 3-7 with i-Ready testing this spring. Historically, the school has used MAP tests, a... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Free Meals May Reduce Federal Funding To Schools – Transylvania County

A directive by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) to make sure all school children are fed during the COVID-19 pandemic may result in reduced federal funding for Transylvania County Schools and other school systems in the... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Proposed Calendar: Students In 2021/22 Would Start Aug. 16 – Transylvania County, NC

A proposed calendar for the 2021-22 school year was presented to the Transylvania County Board of Education during a work session last Monday evening. The five board members, who gave their verbal support to the calendar, will vote... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By John Lanier    News

Brevard Academy To Pursue Loan For Arts Building – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously voted last Wednesday to pursue the feasibility of receiving a $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for an arts building. The... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

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