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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Board approves project to construct new elementary school

Already suffering from state budget cuts, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools now have to deal with an overcrowding problem as well. Elementary schools are already overtaxing teachers and high schools in the system could face losing their accreditation if the problem persists, educators say.


Thomas Forcella named CHCCS superintendent

The Chapel Hill Carrboro Board of Education named Thomas Forcella as its next superintendent and its meeting Thursday. Forcella, who is currently superintendent for Guilford Public Schools in Connecticut, said he was grateful and excited for the opportunity. “You will all find out quickly that I believe a positive culture that places the emphasis on student learning is critical, “ he said.


Dr. Thomas a. Forcella was introduced as the new Superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools at the Board of Education Special Meeting, held at Smith Middle School. Previously Dr. Forcella held the position of Superintendent of Guilford Connecticut Public Schools.

Forcella will lead schools

The new Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools superintendant was announced Thursday, marking the of the longest superintendent tenure in the district’s history.The Board of Education named Thomas Forcella, superintendent of Guilford Public Schools in Connecticut, its next superintendent.


CHCCS school board streams meetings live online

Although facing budget cuts in the near future, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is still making transparency a priority. The district contracted with Granicus, a software and hardware provider based in California, to begin streaming district Board of Education meetings this month.