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 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...

 

Guest Column: Why We Need A School Bond

We, the undersigned current and past members of the Transylvania County Board of Education, are appealing to our county commissioners and entire community to not only support the school bond referendum with a vote in favor, but to become actively...

 

Election 2018: Transylvania County Board of Education - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania County sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum Thursday at the library....

 
 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...

 

School Board Receives Ideas, Not Final Plans

In today’s paper, readers will find a story and graphics of several options for the renovation and reconstruction of Brevard High School should the $68 million school bond referendum pass in November. A similar story about an option for Rosman...

 

Options For Changes To Brevard High Presented - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education received several preliminary options as to what changes could be made to Brevard High School if the $68 million bond referendum passes in November. “These are just options,” Chad Roberson of the...

 
 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...

 

Transylvania School Official Discusses Instructional Changes – Brevard NC

Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, discussed changes in curriculum and instruction for the 2018-19 school year at the recent Board of Education meeting. Gibbs said there would be a shift away from the culture of...

 
 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...

 

Chamber Plans Candidate Forum – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the library’s Rogow Room. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with the Board of Education race with candidates Joe Castro, Courtney Domokur, Marty...

 

Griffin Appointed To Legislative Committee

The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) has appointed 10 school board members to serve on the NCSBA Legislative Committee, including Transylvania County Board of Education member Marty Gr...

 
 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 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...

 

Joe Castro Will Be On School Board Ballot

Joe Castro, retired executive director of Smart Start of Transylvania County, will appear on the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for the Transylvania County Board of Education. Castro,...

 
 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 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 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 Jeremiah Reed    News    March 29, 2018

Local Dems Gather

Are you ready for the storm? That was the question Asheville City Council member Vijay Kapoor asked a crowd of roughly 75 people last Saturday at Transylvania County's annual Democratic convention....

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 26, 2018

School Board OKs New Teacher Contracts

By a 4-1 vote, last Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education approved Policy 7410, which calls for teachers new to the county to receive three one-year contracts and then receive a two-year contract if they are in good standing. At t...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 22, 2018

School Dropout Rate Hits An All-Time Low

The dropout rate for Transylvania County Schools hit 0.7 percent last year, an all-time low for the county and one of the lowest in the state for the 2016-17 school year. A dropout is defined by the state of North Carolina as “any student who...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 8, 2018

School System May Need More Money For Insurance

The Transylvania County School system could need an additional $50,000 in local funding to cover projected increases in retirement and health insurance for the 2018-19 school year. In discussing the 2018-19 budget at the Transylvania County Board of...

 

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