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 By John Lanier    News    December 28, 2017

Board Discusses Restrictions On Student Numbers In K-3 Grades

State restrictions on the number of students per class in kindergarten through third grade were discussed at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting held on Monday, Dec. 18. Nearly two years ago the state General Assembly passed a law...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 25, 2017

BRCC, Schools Discussed At Board Meeting

The Transylvania County Board of Education received information on its partnership with Blue Ridge Community College and discussed potential changes to policies regarding student dress and wireless communications usage at its recent meeting. “This...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 21, 2017

School System Picks Architectural Firm Clark Nexsen

The Transylvania County Board of Education selected Clark Nexsen as the architectural firm to continue working on the school system’s Master Facilities Plan in preparation for a possible bond referendum, but postponed signing any contract until a...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 27, 2017

Architectural Firms Look To Be School System's Choice

Last Monday evening five architectural firms made their pitch to be the lead architect for the Transylvania County Board of Education’s proposed bond referendum. The school system has several steps to take before a bond referendum is placed on...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 23, 2017

Schools Expand Reach Of AIG Programs - Brevard NC

Heidi Bullock told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) program is providing more options to students. Bullock, who is the AIG specialist/coordinator for Transylvania County...

 

McDaris: Class Size Cap May Cause Problems

School Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the mandatory class size cap in grades K-3 could create more problems than initially believed. “It’s a mess,” said McDaris. He said...

 

Guest Column: Community Or Consolidated Schools: Clear Choice

Should one or more schools be consolidated in Transylvania County Schools? As Board of Education members, our responsibility to Transylvania County voters includes determining how many schools and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 21, 2017

Board Discusses Seeking Millions For 'Deferred' Needs

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the possibility of requesting $19 million from the county commissioners for deferred maintenance during a bond update at its regular monthly meeting held at the Morris Education Center Monday eveni...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 28, 2017

Bond Timeline, Consolidation Frustration Voiced

At its Aug. 21 meeting, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed a timeline of required steps for a bond referendum to be on the November 2018 ballot, as well as some frustration about repeated questions regarding consolidation of the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 24, 2017

School System Facing Dwindling Revenues

Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education received news that revenues from various sources were down last year and more sources of revenue will be eliminated in the coming school year. While discussing amendments to the 2016-17...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 10, 2017

School Board Votes To Put Bond On 2018 Ballot

The Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to request a general obligation bond be placed on the general election ballot in November 2018. The board, however, did not determine how much money for capital needs it...

 

Term Limits For Local Offices

It is interesting that only two of our local elected officials do not list their home or office addresses. Those two officials are Jason Chappell and Marty Griffin. Chappell and Griffin list post office boxes for their address. I guess their...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 24, 2017

Student Handbook Created For Whole School System

There will be one handbook for the entire Transylvania County school system next year instead of each school having its own student handbook, Jeremy Gibbs, director of academic services, told the Transylvania County Board of Education last week. In p...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 20, 2017

Board Discusses Health Insurance, Budget And Bond

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed changes in the 2017-18 budget, the impact of an impasse between Mission Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield, and moving forward with a bond referendum at their meeting Monday night. Superintendent...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 10, 2017

School Board Bill Not Heard

The bill that would have returned Transylvania County Board of Education elections to non-partisan was not heard during the recent General Assembly session. In February, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who represents District 113, which includes Transylvania...

 

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest Presents Grants To Organizations - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest presented 25 community grants at its weekly breakfast meeting at the Pisgah Fish Camp on Wednesday, June 21. Club President Jim Cruickshank welcomed the many guests wh...

 
 By John Lanier    Education    June 12, 2017

Justice Reports A 'Good Year' For School Safety

“We had a good year as far as safe schools go,” Alan Justice, director of athletics, transportation and safe schools, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening. Justice credited the School Resource Officers (SROs)...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 8, 2017

Board Discusses Having Bond Vote Next March

Monday evening members of the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the possibility of having a bond referendum in March of 2018 during the primaries as opposed to having it during the general election in November of 2018. Vice Chairman...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 22, 2017

CTE Students Surpass Peers - Brevard, NC

Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes in the Transylvania County school system are performing better than their peers in the region and state. “We’ve done very well compared to the other systems in the state,” said...

 

School Board Seeks More For Capital Projects - Brevard, NC

A vote on approving bids to put new roofs on Brevard Middle School and the maintenance shop led to a discussion about the need for more capital outlay funding at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening. Norris Barger,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 8, 2017

Schools Eye Title 1 Changes - Brevard, NC

Changes to Title I federal programs could mean a reduction in funding and the provision of more services to private schools, the Transylvania County Board of Education was informed last Monday night. Audrey Reneau, director of curriculum and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 4, 2017

School Board Approves Budget

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously passed a local budget request of $15,289,958 for the 2017-18 school year Monday evening. The school board is requesting $11,994,898 for local current expenses, $3,045,060 for capital outlay and $...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 1, 2017

Funding Options Presented For County's Capital Needs - Transylvania County, NC

At the joint meeting of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education last Monday evening, David Cheatwood, director of First Tryon Advisors, presented all of the county’s potential major capital needs and how they could be...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 27, 2017

School Board, Commissioners Discuss Facility Options

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners posed several questions regarding the school system’s Master Facility Plan at a joint meeting with the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening in the commission chambers. Chad...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 10, 2017

Report: Schools Doing Good Job Amidst Challenges - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County schools are doing a good job of educating students, but financial and capital needs challenges face the school system, according to AdvancED, a nonprofit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of schools and school s...

 

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