Tag Archives: Wayne County Board of Education

 WCPS Board Takes Next Steps with Superintendent Search   

 WCPS Board Takes Next Steps with Superintendent Search   

The Wayne County Board of Education takes the next steps in the search for a Superintendent. In a special called meeting on January 20th, the board approves the timeline, advertising, and application. Board of Education members met virtually with representatives of Ray and Associates, Inc. (the firm recently approved to support the Board with its…read more »

Board Member Honored for Service

Board Member Honored for Service

In Monday’s Wayne County Board of Education meeting outgoing District 4 representative was honored. Leading into the Board Spotlight period, Billy Strickland, husband of Board Member, Jennifer Strickland, was given the opportunity to recognize his wife’s service to the Board, the school district and the community. Following his comments, Chair West presented her with a…read more »

Board Approves WCC Board of Trustees Member

Board Approves WCC Board of Trustees Member

In Monday’s, Wayne County Board of Education meeting, the Board considered five applications for an appointment to the Wayne Community College Board of Trustees. The seat, previously held by Wanda Nieves, expired on June 30, 2022. Through a roll call vote, the candidates were narrowed down to the top two finalists: Dr. Lashaunda Perkins –…read more »

WCPS to Break Ground on New Fremont Elementary

WCPS to Break Ground on New Fremont Elementary

A special groundbreaking event will be held Thursday, August 4, for the new Fremont Elementary School.  Members of the Wayne County Board of Education, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, WCPS/County of Wayne leadership, and other invited dignitaries will ceremonially break ground on the new school. The school construction is scheduled to be completed in 2024. The groundbreaking…read more »

WCBOE Selects Attorney Firm For Legal Services In Split Vote

WCBOE Selects Attorney Firm For Legal Services In Split Vote

The Wayne County Board of Education held a special called meeting on Thursday. The purpose of the meeting was for the Board to hear information, and interview legal firms as part of its RFP selection process for contracted Board of Education representation and legal services, beginning July 1, 2022. The Board interviewed the following firms…read more »

School Board Approves 2 Items For Fremont  School Construction Project 

School Board Approves 2 Items For Fremont School Construction Project 

Superintendent, Dr. David Lewis presented a spreadsheet with the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the new Fremont Elementary construction project, which had a total construction cost of $35,705,418.16. Dr. Lewis noted that the Fremont Elementary working group was able to reduce the GMP by approximately $2 million through a reduction in costs in a number…read more »

Board Honors Staff And Student Support Programs In Wayne County Public Schools

Board Honors Staff And Student Support Programs In Wayne County Public Schools

On May 2, 2022 the Wayne County Board of Education made two proclamations of staff and student support programs.  In a show of appreciation for their hard work, they recognized the Wayne County Public School’s Speech and Hearing staff. Members also named the Wayne County Public School’s Teachers of the Year for 2022-2023.  The Board…read more »

April Named Community College Month By  Board Of Education

April Named Community College Month By Board Of Education

The Wayne County Board of Education proclaimed April as Community College Month in a show of appreciation for the impact Wayne Community College has on students, the school district and the community. Wayne Community College president, Dr. Patricia Pfeiffer, thanked the Board for its support and efforts to help students. Officials say they encourage all…read more »

The Wayne County Board of Education Votes To Continue Masks Optional Policy

The Wayne County Board of Education Votes To Continue Masks Optional Policy

(GDN) – The Wayne County Board of Education unanimously approved keeping masks optional in Wayne County Public Schools. On Monday, April 4, 2022, Executive Director Ken Derksen presented an informal COVID-19 update. Derksen expressed that North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services guidance for schools has not changed since March. Derksen informed members that…read more »

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