Topics: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is one of two public schools systems in Orange County. The system is run by the CHCCS Board of Education, which is comprised of seven elected officials who hold four-year terms. Under the board is the superintendent. The current superintendent is Tom Forcella.

The district includes 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, a middle college with Durham Technical Community College and a school for children at UNC Hospitals. These schools serve more than 12,000 students across Orange County.

Learn more about the district's Board of Education here

Browse board meeting agendas and videos here

Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP named 2017 North Carolina branch of the year

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP was named the 2017 Branch of the Year at the North Carolina State Convention last month.

CHCCS school board candidates gather for candidate forum


The candidates for Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools school board met for a candidates forum on Monday night. 

Family Success Alliance aims to close the achievement gap

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The opportunity gap in schools can begin as soon as kindergarten. Children below the poverty line are placed at a distinct disadvantage upon the start of their educational career. The Family Success Alliance  is an organization that that is dedicated to closing that gap and building wealth in Orange County Communities. 

Fourth grade teacher files for CHCCS school board during extended filing time

A fourth grade teacher joined the Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) school board race after the school board extended its filing period due to the early resignation of Annetta Stokes Streater.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools celebrate Walk to School Day

Students across the nation walked to school Wednesday, marking the 20th anniversary of “Walk to School Day,” an event slated for October 4th in the United States. 

Phillips Middle School teacher accused of domestic violence

A Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools teacher and his wife, a UNC Health System employee, were arrested on assault charges Saturday, Sept. 30. 

What are Chapel Hill schools doing to combat achievement gaps?

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 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has the second largest achievement gap between black and white students in the United States, according to a Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis study. The achievement gap between Hispanic and white students in Chapel Hill is the fifth largest.

Planetarium gets the wheels rolling on science education

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Students in North Carolina are about to get their own Magic School Bus. Ten Boys and Girls Clubs throughout North Carolina will spend a week in an interactive science vehicle through a partnership with the Morehead Planetarium and GlaxoSmithKline.

Filing period extended for School Board candidates

This past Monday, Annetta Stokes Streater gave a premature farewell from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education as her term expires in 2019. Now, with the election in November, the board of elections is extending its filing period for more candidates to apply for the vacant spot. 

CHCCS sees positive changes through Project Advance


It's been a year since Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools implemented Project Advance, a new model which is designed to add supplemental pay to teacher's income based on professional development. 

Annetta Streater attends last School Board Meeting

Annetta Stokes Streater attended her last Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday night.

Board Chair James Barrett recognized Streater for her 11 years of service on the board. 

PTA Thrift Shop construction project raises concern


A decrease in funding from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Thrift Shop has raised concerns and confusion among Chapel Hill-Carrboro PTA members. 

Community discusses racial issues in the school system


Parents, students, teachers and leaders of the school district gathered Saturday afternoon to share their experiences and grievances regarding racial disparities in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools drafts plan to improve diversity and achievement gap


When Eleanor Murray walked into her standard level math class during her freshman year at East Chapel Hill High School, she felt part of a diverse classroom community.

Durham County Schools bans Confederate symbols

The Durham County Board of Education unanimously passed a policy Thursday banning clothing with imagery considered historically racially or religiously oppressive in the wake of the Charlottesville violence. 

Local schools change policies to ban Confederate symbols

Orange County Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools have adjusted policies on the Confederate flag and other threatening symbols just weeks before the first day of classes.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools ban Confederate flag and threatening symbols

 The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school system announced that they banned the Confederate flag, swastikas and other threatening symbols from their campuses on Thursday.  

Orange County Schools ban KKK, Confederate apparel


Orange County Schools announced it will ban students from wearing Confederate flags, swastikas and other designs and symbols associated with the KKK in the system's amended dress code.

Chapel Hill High School proposing renovation plans for school buildings


=Chapel Hill High School has proposed plans to remodel with a 163,000 sq. ft. expansion, which would include demolishing current academic buildings and constructing two entirely new buildings.

Orange County Commissioners hears budget presentations from school systems

The Orange County Commissioners heard operating budget presentations from Chapel Hill-Carrbro City Schools, Orange County Schools and Durham Technical Community College at a meeting Tuesday night.