Submitted by Ruby Sinreich on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:18am.
East Chapel Hill High School
Just got the following somewhat cryptic press release from the CHCCSS. As usualy I had to download an open a Word doucment and get more than halfway through it before I could even figure out what the topic is ("Enrollment
Levels at Glenwood Elementary School").To learn more about this issue, see the recent Indy story: Redistricting Rankling Carrboro Parents.
I can theoretically understand the value of this type of meeting, but it's hard not to feel like the schools would prefer that most of us are seen and not heard.
6:00 p.m. - Monday, December 2 - East Chapel Hill High
Submitted by ldhintz on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:15pm.
The North Carolina Association of Educators just sent out a fact sheet about the NC legislature's action against teachers removing career status. Not only did they eliminate career status but they are eliminating due process to appeal decisions about the new evaluation instrument, length of contract, dismisal and bonus. I'm glad that I retired from teaching this year. It looks like the new rules will really mess up schools in North Carolina. One interesting suggestion is the idea that local school boards can create due process rules and better contracts. I hope CHCCS will do that. Loren
Submitted by James Barrett on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:41am.
10/30/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliot Rd, Chapel Hill
Forum jointly sponsored by the PTA Council (reps from all CHCCS PTAs), the NAACP Education Committee, and SNAC (Special Needs Advisory Council).
Submitted by James Barrett on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:28am.
09/19/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliot Rd, Chapel Hill
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties will
sponsor a voter education program entitled Now Who Pays? The Impact of
New North Carolina Legislation and Budget on Local Government Services.
The goal of this program is to promote greater understanding of the
effects on local county governments of the State budget and tax
legislation enacted during the 2013 session.
Kelly McCullen, Host of UNC-TV's Legislative Week in Review, will open
the program with a summary of the new tax legislation and other outcomes
from the 2013 legislative session that impact funding of local
The specific impacts on local budgets, revenue sources, and services
will be discussed by Charlie Horne from Chatham County, Deborah
Criag-Ray from Durham County, and Michael Talbert from Orange County,
each representing a County Manager's office..
Submitted by Ruby Sinreich on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:27pm.
Schools to "Hit the Road"
17th Annual Walk for Education to take place on Saturday, October 5
Chapel Hill, NC - Thousands of students, families, and school staff members will walk from McCorkle Place on the UNC campus to a huge carnival at Lincoln Center, the school district's central office, on Saturday, October 5, at 2 p.m.
Organized by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, the Walk for Education, now in its 17th year, raises funds for all schools in the district. Each school designates its Walk earnings for specific projects, such as classroom libraries, technology and playground improvements.
Submitted by Ruby Sinreich on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 8:07pm.
Yesterday I attended an informational meeting about the proposed Tanyard Branch greenway and bridge that the Town of Chapel Hill is planning to build from the end of McMasters Street (near Northside Elementary) to the other side of Bolin Creek, ending at Jay Street, which is a dirt road that connects to Village Drive. (Tanyard Branch is the name of the stream that comes in from Carrboro and feeds into Bolin Creek at Umstead Park.)
This is a project that I personally stand to benefit from greatly. My comment from a year ago on being districted in the Northside Elementary walkzone explains that this will change our daily walk to school from 1.2 miles up a steep hill to .5 miles through the woods. This small greenway will also eventually connect to Phase III of Chapel Hill Bolin Creek Greenway, which will bring the path from MLK to Umstead Park. UNC is also creating a "Campus-to-Campus Connector" from Carolina North which will run paralell to the railroad tracks and just feet from Village Drive. This Tanyard Branch connection will someday make it much easier for people to get to central Chapel Hill from downtown, which is great.
Submitted by Ruby Sinreich on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 4:03pm.
Extraordinary Ventures, Elliott Road, Chapel Hill
From the OCDP newsletter:
What does the new legislation mean for public school education in North Carolina?
Come join the Orange County Democratic Women for a panel discussion with Ann McColl, in-house counsel for NCAE and Leslie Winner, former chief counsel to Molly Broad and Erskine Bowles. Learn what effects the currently passed legislation will have on K-12 public education in our state. A 17-year veteran educator of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro public schools will give a brief personal commentary, and our own Florry Glasser will moderate the program.
The program will be at 7 PM on August 22nd at Extraordinary Ventures on Elliott Road in Chapel Hill.
Submitted by Molly De Marco on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 11:47am.
On June 20th a hearing was held at a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education meeting about the need to address racial inequities in how students are disciplined. As we gear up for another school year, I hope that efforts continue to be made to eliminate these inequities. Some activities have already begun. More and more of our neighbors are attending Undoing/Anti-Racism/Dismantling Racism workshops, and the CHCCS this summer held one of these workshops specifically for students and another that many staff attended. (Workshops will be held in the fall and are open to the public. For more information: Undoing Racism/Racial Equity Workshops in Chapel Hill; Dismantling Racism Workshops in Durham.)
A number of folks spoke at that June 20th hearing, including public defender James Williams, who shared these remarks: