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Friday September 30th

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



Antonio Alanís, the full-time artist at Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary, paints the "Mi Comunidad de FPGB" mural on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. 

Mural at Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary celebrates diversity, immersion

Inaugural Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary School resident artist Antonio Alanís has been working with students on a mural that celebrates diversity and will finish before Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools start classes on Aug. 29. His residency began in May 2022 with the purpose of making a mural to address cultural pride, community-building and multiculturalism, among other themes.

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Students cross South road on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 25, 2022.

Chapel Hill Police Department to increase pedestrian safety enforcement operations

The Chapel Hill Police Department will increase pedestrian safety enforcement operations — in addition to normal patrols — as students return to UNC and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, according to an announcement from the Town of Chapel Hill. This increased enforcement of pedestrian safety comes after recent accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists in Chapel Hill.  

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Pristine Onuoha, an 11th-grade student at East Chapel Hill High School, poses for a portrait at East Chapel Hill High School on May 24, 2022. Onuoha is one of five national finalists in the Genes in Space challenge.

East Chapel Hill High School student announced as finalist in national science competition

Pristine Onuoha, a junior at East Chapel Hill High School, was announced as one of the finalists for the Genes in Space challenge hosted by Boeing and miniPCR bio.  For this national competition, students must design an experiment that relates to an issue about spaceu2019s effect on DNA. The winning proposed experiment will be tested on the International Space Station. Onuoha's proposed experiment would analyze the relationship between stem cell populations and telomere length in the white blood cells of astronauts. 

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