Margaret Samuels, former chair of the board of education of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district, sits on a meeting on Friday, Feb. 7, 2019 at the Lincoln Center, 750 S. Merritt Mill Rd.

Community reacts to CHCCS Board of Education chair resignation

Chairperson of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, Margaret Samuels, resigned Tuesday. Joal Braun was appointed as the new chairperson on Thursday. 


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

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools PTA President Erin Schwie Langston poses in her office building at Southern Village in Chapel Hill.

New CHCCS PTA council president puts students and staff first

Langston has dedicated her life to the public health and education sector. Working in Honduras to increase access to public education shortly after graduation, allowed her to understand the possibilities education can provide students, and she continues to be an advocate for students in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.