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 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...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 24, 2018

School System Gets Recognition

Monday evening members of the Transylvania County Board of Education were informed of several exemplary services and programs in the local school system. Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and transportation, reported that...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 17, 2018

Academy Approves Budget For FY19

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved the school budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1, 2018. The projected net surplus for Brevard Academy for FY19 is $23,442. Board Vice Chair and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 14, 2018

Schools See Dip In Federal Funding

The local school system has seen federal grant funding decrease by more than 25 percent over the past five years. Dr. Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 14, 2018

BRCC Offers Students An Alternative

Thirty-six students from Transylvania County participated in the Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) ceremonies this past weekend. Some of them will go directly into the workforce while others, such...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 10, 2018

Board Of Education Approves Budget For FY 2019

By a 4-0 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved its local budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1. The budget now goes to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. The school system has requested a current expense...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 23, 2018

McDaris: Data Shows Decrease In School Funding

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris provided the Transylvania County Board of Education with various data, including comparisons of two sets of peer counties, at the board meeting last Monday evening. “We really have such a...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 19, 2018

School Instruction Coaches Explain Their Job

Four elementary school instructional coaches – Barbara Grimm of Brevard Elementary (BES), Anne Hardy of Pisgah Forest Elementary (PFE), Crystal Whitman of Rosman Elementary (RES) and Kimberly Moore of T.C. Henderson (TCH) – informed the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 19, 2018

Academy Board Discusses Student Performance

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received reports from school director Ted Duncan on student performance. Duncan said that Moby Max, a program to assist students struggling with math, is boosting student...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 16, 2018

Ballard: Humankind's Survival Rests In The Seas

If humankind is to survive, the solution is in the seas, not the stars. That was one of several messages renowned oceanographic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard delivered to a packed house at Brevard College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts last Th...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 29, 2018

Academy Board Approves Calendar

At its March meeting, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year. School Director Ted Duncan said the calendar’s vacation days align with the other public...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 26, 2018

School Capital Projects Placed On Hold

Last Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education voted to defer some of its current capital projects to pay for advance planning by architectural firm Clark Nexsen for the upcoming $68 million school bond referendum. In January, the sch...

 

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