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Tag Archives: Wayne County Board of Education

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 »

WCBOE Discusses Salary Schedules for Classified Employees

WCBOE Discusses Salary Schedules for Classified Employees

At its March 1, 2022 Special Called Meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education received an update from Chief Finance Officer, Leslie Rouse, about a regional salary study that the school district participated in. As part of her update, Mrs. Rouse informed the Board of four key concerns affecting 13 school districts across the region:…read more »

WCPS Announces District Administrative Change

WCPS Announces District Administrative Change

On Monday evening, during its monthly meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education approved the following district-level administrative change: Executive Director, Dr. Carol Artis, was named Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction (C&I). In addition to her regular duties, Dr. Artis has served on the district Leadership Team for the past year, taking on duties…read more »

New Grant Could Ease County’s Burden For Fremont Elementary School

New Grant Could Ease County’s Burden For Fremont Elementary School

(GDN) — Wayne County is dealt a beneficial surprise as it works to build the new Fremont Elementary School.  The state has made some changes to a funding source for school construction.  Wayne County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Dr. Tim Harrell explained the good news at this week’s school board meeting.  Under…read more »

$20 Million In State Funds Will Help Update Rosewood Middle School

$20 Million In State Funds Will Help Update Rosewood Middle School

(GDN) — The new state budget includes funds for much-needed updates to a Wayne County school.  A $20 million block grant will come to Wayne County for the replacement or renovation of Rosewood Middle School.  This week, both the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education passed a joint resolution thanking the legislators…read more »

Strickland Won’t Seek Reelection To School Board

Strickland Won’t Seek Reelection To School Board

(GDN) — A Wayne County school board member will not seek reelection.  Jennifer Strickland announced on Monday she would not seek another term on the Board of Education.  Strickland, the District 4 representative, thanked the Grantham and Rosewood community for their support over the past seven years. read more »

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