Education

Joint meeting of BoCC and both school boards

SAPFO isn't perhaps the most interesting topic the BoCC deals with, but it will become critical if we have to stop all development in town.  Agenda (link below) for our joint work session with the county and both school systems includes discussion of some modifications to SAPFO.

 

Date: 

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location: 

Southern Human Services Center

New Elementary School and New School Districts Coming in 2013

By Geoff Green and Ruby Sinreich

With the the new Northside Elementary School, a.k.a. elementary #11, set to open next summer (as well as Frank Porter Graham Elementary School's transition to a dual-language magnet school), we'll be forced to go through another dreaded reassignment process to balance enrollment and capacity at our oft-crowded elementary schools. Superintendent Tom Forcella issued a memo on August 2 (PDF) about how this could go.

Forcella says he expects to reassign over 1,000 elementary school students. A redistricting team of 8 staff members has already been created. They are charged with creating three plans to be reviewed by a Redistricting Advisory Council, made up of staff and parent representatives from all the elementary schools and from Carrboro High School, which will recommend one to the School Board. 

Super 16 Walk for Education

The Super 16th Annual Walk for Education will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 1:30pm rain or shine.  Walk for your school down Franklin Street and enjoy the festive post-Walk carnival at Lincoln Center. Fantastic inflatables, games, food and fun await you at the carnival.

Date: 

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

McCorkle Place to Lincoln Center

BUSINESS MEETING OF THE ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

Tonight's Proposed Agenda is available at:

http://www.orange.k12.nc.us/board_pages/Board_agendas_and_attachments/agenda_archive/8-13-12/agenda.pdf

Upcoming Meetings

Mon., Aug. 27, 2012 – 6:00 p.m. Closed Session; 7:00 p.m. Work Session Meeting – Location: Central Office Boardroom

Mon., Sept. 10, 2012 – 6:00 p.m. Closed Session; 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting – Location: Central Office Boardroom

Date: 

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Location: 

Central Office Boardroom

What to name Elementary #11?

Back in March, members of the OCTS-Lincoln-Northside alumni group spoke at a CHCCS School Board meeting asking that we name the new elementary school, located between McMasters and Caldwell, "Northside Elementary" to continue the proud tradition of education that has occurred on that site.

In our board meeting tonight,  there was a suggestion from a board member that we go ahead and act quickly on this, while we have plenty of things like Common Core and redistricting to worry about and we're down a staff member for community relations who would normally drive this process, and make the easy decision to name Elementary #11 as Northside Elementary.

OP has been a great source for name ideas before.  How does this community feel about resurrecting the Northside name for this elementary school?

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