Darren Bell, creator of Chapel Hill Carrboro City School's Community Connection Program speaks at Smith Middle School on Feb. 5.

CHCCS program provides laptops to at-risk students

Sarahi Gamboa Ramirez failed one of her high school English classes because she couldn’t finish her homework on time. The homework, heavy on research and writing, required computer access she didn’t have at home.

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

The Daily Tar Heel tags stories to make it easier for you to find our more about topics you care about. Consider it a Wikipedia for all things UNC.

Common Core could face end in NC

The Common Core, a set of national standards for measuring student achievement in K-12 English and math, is in limbo in North Carolina following state lawmakers’ decision to review the standards.