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 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.  

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.

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.

Q&A with new CHCCS Superintendent Pam Baldwin


This month, Pam Baldwin began work as the superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Staff writer Ashton Eleazer sat down with Baldwin to ask her a few questions.

General Assembly bills would allow earlier starts for NC public schools


Two bills introduced in the N.C. legislature might provide more flexibility for public school districts’ calendars.

East Chapel Hill High School won't have a varsity football team in 2017


Local high schools have recently experienced a lack of student interest in football programs.

CHCCS to build new pre-K, high school at Lincoln Center location

The Chapel Hill Town Council approved plans for a new pre-K and high school campus on South Merritt Mill Road at the site of the historic Lincoln Center on March 13.

Local businesses, CHCCS plan for ‘A Day Without a Woman’ strike


Thousands of students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will stay home from class today due to a planned women’s strike in honor of International Women’s Day.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will be closed Wednesday due to national women's strike

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will be closed Wednesday because many employees will likely miss work to attend a planned women's demonstration.

Ephesus Elementary kicks off Black History Month celebrations


Ephesus Elementary School in Chapel Hill will celebrate Black History Month in February by engaging students in an array of activities and projects.

Phoenix Academy pastes student portraits as part of 'Inside Out' project


On Monday, students from Phoenix Academy High School in Chapel Hill gathered to post 16 poster-sized photos of students on the side of the school building as part of the Inside Out project

East Chapel Hill High student headed for Carnegie Hall


A student from East Chapel Hill High School has been selected to play the flute at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York for a special performance comprised of the most talented high school musicians from around the world.

Local middle school raises money for pink jerseys and breast cancer awareness


This October, McDougle Middle School’s football team decided to change up its uniforms to spread breast cancer awareness — the team wore pink jerseys specifically dedicated to the cause.

Town hall commemorates 50 years of school desegregation, discusses work to be done


When Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools were first desegregated in 1966, Keith Edwards’ dream to one day be a member of the Lincoln High School band was lost.

Grading scale doesn’t add up for North Carolina public schools' performance


What happens when a school if a school gets a failing grade on their report card?

Food for the Summer delivered over 48,000 meals to students


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools serve roughly 3,000 children and teens, or 25 percent of their student body, on the free and reduced lunch program, as of 2015.

Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe School works toward easier start for international teachers

The PTA of Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe School, FPGB, is planning to make transitions easier for its international teachers in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. 

Jill Simon, leader of the PTA Council and Advocacy Committee, is spearheading the International Teacher Support Team, which will offer both community and household support for the teachers from the moment they arrive in the United States.

Some NC families struggle to fill the table, food insecurity persists


For the first time since it opened its doors in 2008, TABLE is out of room for some local children seeking food aid.