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 By Park Baker    News

UPDATE: Final Unofficial Elections Results: School Bond Approved; Guice and Cathey Elected to Board of Commissioners; Mahoney Re-elected Sheriff; Griffin and Domokur elected to School Board

Editor's Note: The following are the unofficial election results only for Transylvania County. They are not the final results in the state or Congressional races. Those final numbers will appear in Thursday's paper. •The... — Updated 11/7/2018

 By John Lanier    News

Board OKs Flooring Contracts for BMS, RES

By a 4-0 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved flooring contracts for Brevard Middle and Rosman Elementary schools. The flooring contract price for Brevard Middle $151,075 and the price for... — Updated 5/9/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Board Passes School Budget Request

In a special meeting held last Thursday morning, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously passed its budget request for the 2019-20 school year. The budget request will now go to the county commissioners, who will... — Updated 4/29/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Senior Projects To Be Replaced

Rosman High School Assistant Principal Patrick Chapman and Brevard High School Assistant Principal Missy Ellenberger presented information on district graduation projects to the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday... — Updated 4/10/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Testing Reporting Delays Affect Student Placement

Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the challenges of placing students in summer learning programs and fall classes due to delays in state reporting of standardized test scores. Brian Weaver,... — Updated 3/20/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Board Approves School Calendar

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the school calendar for 2019-20 Monday evening. The 2019-20 school calendar is similar to the one used this year. The first day for students would be Wednesday, Aug. 2... — Updated 3/6/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Officials Discuss Health Insurance For Student Athletes

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed whether to require or highly recommend parents have health insurance for their children who participate in sports. Last Monday evening Brian Weaver, senior director of human... — Updated 2/25/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Transylvania Has Three Barriers To Attracting, Keeping Teachers

A trifecta of limited affordable housing, few good job opportunities for spouses and limited infant care options make it difficult to recruit and retain teachers, Brian Weaver, senior director of human resources of Transylvania Cou... — Updated 2/20/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Local School Expenses Projected To Go Up

Norris Barger, director of business services and plant operations for Transylvania County Schools, has projected a possible increase of 2.95 percent, the equivalent of $378,585, in local expenditures for daily operational costs... — Updated 2/11/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Board Approves Teacher Funding Increase - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to increase by 0.5 percent the local supplement of teachers with 25 or more years of experience and to give central office personnel a supplement... — Updated 1/23/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Boards Discuss School Funding

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education held a joint workshop entitled “Working Together: School Boards, Counties and Local Funding for Public Schools” in the library’s Rogow Room Wednesday... — Updated 1/21/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Looks Back And Ahead - Brevard NC

When looking back on 2018, members of the Transylvania County Board of Education acknowledge the passage of the $68 million bond for new construction and extensive renovations at Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools as a... — Updated 1/2/2019


2018: Calm By Comparison

Given all of the turmoil on the international and national fronts, life in Transylvania County was fairly stable and calm in 2018. However, there were some major decisions that could impact this county far into the future. One of t... — Updated 12/31/2018

 By John Lanier    News

Board To Discuss How To Retain Teachers - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris and school members plan to discuss teacher retention and the impacts of opioids, vaping and other drugs at a work session in February. During last Monday night’s Board of... — Updated 12/24/2018

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Reaches Consensus On MOU Draft - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education reached a consensus Monday night to present a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding new construction at Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools to the Transylvania County... — Updated 12/19/2018

 By John Lanier    News

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... — Updated 12/7/2018

 By John Lanier    News

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... — Updated 11/27/2018

 By John Lanier    News

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... — Updated 11/21/2018


Board Votes On Path, Ball Field - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously voted to grant an easement for a bike path to the city of Brevard and passed a resolution declaring one of the ball fields near Davidson River School as surplus property at... — Updated 11/21/2018


School Board Has One Familiar, One New, Face - Brevard NC

Republican Courtney Domokur and Democratic incumbent Marty Griffin were elected to the Transylvania County Board of Education Tuesday. Domokur, who hasn’t held elected office before, came out on top with 7,888 votes, while... — Updated 11/7/2018

 By John Lanier    News

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... — Updated 11/7/2018


Time To Clean House

If, like me, you believe that those individuals we elect in our country should be decent, moral, civil, honest individuals whom we can be proud of, then it is time to replace the insiders now in office supporting Donald Trump, who... — Updated 10/29/2018


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... — Updated 10/18/2018

 By John Lanier    News

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... — Updated 10/18/2018


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... — Updated 9/25/2018


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