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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It was minutes before the final results rolled in, and 11-year-old Thea Barrett had her eyes glued to her laptop and her favorite good luck trinket — a tiny turtle charm — on the table.
Chapel Hill High School’s library books are moldy, but not because students aren’t reading them. The school found mold in some of its books after this summer’s heavy flooding, according to a statement from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. School staff discovered and reported that mold had grown on the spines of leather-bound books in the library.
Orange County students might be using homemade solar ovens to make s’mores now that a local nonprofit has received a million-dollar grant.
Students can finally say “Hola!” to a bilingual magnet elementary school when Frank Porter Graham Elementary School reopens today as Frank Porter Graham Bilingue School.
For the second year in a row, the Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School will not open on time.
A popular tax holiday geared toward back-to-school shoppers is set to end after this year, and some local school officials say they have concerns about the costs to families.
Last year, the CHCCS Board of Education decided to name the district’s 11th elementary after the historic segregated school. And for Northside alumni who experienced school segregation in Chapel Hill, the opening of the new school is a time to reflect.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools leaders are attempting to get rid of a statistic many colleges use to evaluate applicants.
The N.C. General Assembly has one month from today to pass a two-year state budget — and legislators and educators remain up in arms about funding for public education.
As Burmese refugees continue to flow into Orange County, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools officials are working to better serve immigrant students. School officials and community leaders met Saturday at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center to discuss the influx of refugees into Chapel Hill.
CHCCS’s Community Connection program, which provides students and their families with computer and internet access, distributed 50 desktop computers Saturday morning to district families who could otherwise not afford them.
In the face of state and federal budget cuts, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will ask Orange County officials Thursday for $5.4 million in extra funding for the upcoming school year.
A crowd of about 30 gathered Saturday to view the commemoration of a new monument celebrating the former students and faculty of Lincoln High School, which was once Chapel Hill’s only all-black school.
Continuing its mission to provide healthier school lunches, Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools is now offering more local food options to students.
Howard Lee said he has been having the same conversation about the achievement gap since 1966.
Kelly Serrano, a Latina mother with three sons in dual-language classes at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School, loves that her children are taught in her native language.