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 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...

 

Plans Proceed For 2017 Taste Of Transylvania Event

On May 2, the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF), in partnership with First Citizens Bank, will host the 2017 Taste of Transylvania. As the main fundraising event for TCSEF,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 23, 2017

School Board Fields Building Questions - Brevard, NC

Why did school administrators choose major renovations over new schools? Should the local school system’s Master Facilities Plan be paid for with a limited obligation bond, a general bond referendum or a combination of the two? What are the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 13, 2017

Schools Will Seek Funding For Class Size Reduction – Brevard NC

In order to meet a current state requirement to reduce class size next year in kindergarten through third grade, the Transylvania County Board of Education decided last Monday night that it would add another line item of $250,000 to its request for...

 

Crowd Hears School Needs, Bond – Brevard NC

A crowd of about 50 people attended the Transylvania County Board of Education’s first community input session regarding the school system’s capital needs and a possible bond referendum at the Brevard High School Media Center Monday evening....

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 27, 2017

Board Facing Difficult Decisions – Brevard NC

Due to expected funding cuts, increases in insurance and a mandate for smaller class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, the Transylvania County Board of Education could face some difficult financial decisions in the coming year. “We’ve...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 23, 2017

Transylvania School Dropout Numbers Continue To Fall – Brevard NC

The dropout rate in Transylvania County Schools dropped 42 percent in 2015-16, the latest year for which dropout data is available. Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 13, 2017

Board Hears Plans For School Buildings – Brevard NC

Last Monday night the Transylvania County Board of Education was presented the latest version of capital projects, including new multi-story buildings for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools, that could be part of the school bond referendum....

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 9, 2017

School Board Sees Early Budget Numbers – Brevard NC

A preliminary budget for fiscal year 2017-18 projecting an increase of $318,788 in local funding was presented at a work session of the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night. “These are some very, very preliminary numbers,” said...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 19, 2017

Law May Impact Art, PE, Music In Schools – Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education Tuesday night expressed concern about legislation that could cause the school system to do away with art, music and physical education in the elementary schools. According to Superintendent Dr. Je...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 24, 2016

School Board OKs Merit-Based Pay Plan – Brevard NC

By a 3-1 vote Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Education passed a merit-based pay plan for non-teachers. Some teacher assistants, bus drivers, custodians, office support personnel, bus garage and combination employees (those who may do...

 

Kiviniemi, McCoy, Wellborn Elected To Board

Alice Wellborn will join incumbents Tawny McCoy and Ron Kiviniemi on the Transylvania County Board of Education. Out of four candidates seeking three seats on the board, McCoy was the top vote-getter...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 20, 2016

Board Caps School Teams – Brevard NC

In response to a state mandate allowing sixth grade students to participate in middle school interscholastic sports, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved a plan limiting the number of participants on middle school athletic...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 22, 2016

School Board Upset

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed frustration Monday night over a new state law that mandates merit-based bonuses be given to non-educators during the 2016-17 school year. The law, however, prohibits across-the-board...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 18, 2016

Questions Raised About Sixth-Grade Sports -Brevard NC

A recent decision by the state to allow sixth grade students to participate in interscholastic sports has raised a number of questions and concerns, Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris told the Board of Education at its meeting Mo...

 

Drive For History Tournament 'Most Successful Yet' – Lake Toxaway NC

The fourth annual Drive for History Golf Tournament, held at the Burlingame Country Club, pitted six teams vying for first place. The event benefits the Transylvania Heritage Museum located at 189 Wes...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 27, 2016

Schools' AIG Program To Be Expanded - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools plans to broaden the scope of services associated with its AIG (academically or intellectually gifted) program in the next few years. In presenting a new mandatory three-year AIG plan to the Board of Education last Monday...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 13, 2016

Brevard Graduates All Smiles At Ceremony – Brevard NC

An overflow crowd of family members and friends packed Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium and sat the on hillside as 171 students of the Brevard High School Class of 2016 received their diplomas Friday...

 

White Squirrel 5K, 10K Full Race Results

The following are the results from the White Squirrel 5K and 10K races held last Saturday in downtown Brevard. The event was sponsored by the Brevard Rotary Club. Results are listed by age category and include the participant’s name, age, hometown...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 23, 2016

Whitmire Wants Partisan Elections For School Board - Brevard NC

State Rep. Chris Whitmire has introduced a bill that would make the Transylvania Board of Education partisan during election time. If approved, the bill would require those running for a seat on the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 19, 2016

School Board Upset At Budget- Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night expressed their disappointment that the county budget funds roughly two-thirds of the amount requested next year for capital needs. The school board requested $2,753,139 for capital...

 

Community Supports Philharmonic School Programs – Brevard NC

Community Gives Support to Philharmonic School Programs After a season of packed houses, world class guest artists and standing ovations at the Porter Center, the Brevard Philharmonic boasts an ever...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 5, 2016

School Board Approves 2017 Budget Requests

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved local budget requests for both current operations and capital needs for fiscal 2017 at their meeting Monday night. The school board has requested the county commissioners...

 

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