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 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...

 

Uncontested

The candidate filing period for the upcoming May primaries has closed. Unfortunately, in three of the eight races on the ballot, the eventual winner will be selected in the primary because the Democratic Party has no candidates. No Democrats filed...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 1, 2018

Hemphill, Mahoney Will Square Off Again For Sheriff

Incumbent David Mahoney and William Hemphill will again run for Transylvania County Sheriff, while Kelvin Phillips has not filed for another term on the Board of Commissioners. Filing for the May 8 primaries ended Wednesday. In 2014, Mahoney, a...

 

Filing For May 8 Primary Ends On Wednesday

Filing for the May 8 primary ends at noon on Wednesday. As of this morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 26, 2018

School Board Approves Policies, Including Wireless Communications

From wireless communication devices to character education, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved several policies last Monday evening. The board approved a policy that would allow wireless devices such as cell phones to be used on...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 22, 2018

Board Moving Toward Teacher Contract Changes

By a 3-2 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved the first reading of Policy 7410, which covers contracts for non-career status teachers. For decades, teachers in North Carolina worked on one-year contracts for their...

 

Filing For Local, State And National Races Continues

As of this Wednesday morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the May primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has filed for the Democratic primary for the Board...

 

Filing Continues

As of this morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the May primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has filed for the Democratic primary for the Board of Educati...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 15, 2018

Principal, Teacher Contract Changes Discussed

Changes in principal and teacher contracts were discussed last week at the workshop held by the Transylvania County Board of Education. In July of 2017, a new pay schedule for principals went into effect. In the past, a principal’s pay was...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 12, 2018

Board Sees Draft Budget

The Transylvania County Board of Education received it first draft of the local portion of the budget for the coming 2018-19 school year during a board workshop session last Monday evening. Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris informed the board the...

 

Filing For May 8 Primary Begins This Monday

Filing for the May 8 primaries, which include races for county commissioner, school board and sheriff, begins at noon, Monday. The filing period ends at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28. Filing for the following contests takes place at the Transylvania...

 

Scruggs McGaha Won't File For Another School Board Term

Betty Scruggs McGaha said that after “careful deliberation” she has decided not to seek another term on the Transylvania County Board of Education. “It has been an honor to serve the needs of students, staff and community these past four...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 22, 2018

Suicide, Student Homeless Shelter Discussed

The need for a suicide prevention awareness program and efforts by Isaac’s Home to provide shelter for homeless students were both brought before the Transylvania County Board of Education last Tuesday evening. During the first public comment...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 18, 2018

School Board To Request Bond For $68 Million

Tuesday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution requesting that county commissioners seek a $68 million bond for school construction. The bond referendum would be held in November during the general e...

 

Partisan Board Election Coming

Filing for the May 8 primaries begins Feb. 12 and will include for the first time partisan elections for the Transylvania County Board of Education. As previously reported, in 2016 Chris Whitmire, then state representative for District 113, which...

 

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