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.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools schools and offices will be closed for students on Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions.Read More »
CHCCS students and parents alike had concerns about issues such as record high COVID-19 numbers, test shortages, students who are too young to be vaccinated and learning accommodations for students in quarantine.Read More »
The district cited high winds, sleet and snow as causes. In-person and remote instruction will be canceled during this time.Read More »
Lying in the shadow of presidential and midterm races, odd-numbered years aren’t usually remembered for their elections. This one, though, may prove quite consequential for Chapel Hill and Carrboro.Read More »
As school systems across the country head into their fifth semester marked by the pandemic, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is examining how to stay safe while transitioning “back to normal.”Read More »
Throughout the 2021 fall semester, Chapel Hill Transit and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) have struggled to address shortages in the number of available bus drivers.Read More »
George Griffin, Riza Jenkins and Mike Sharp were elected to the three vacant spots on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial results.Read More »
According to the 35-day disclosure report, Pruitt, who is a registered Republican, has raised about $14,000 for her campaign, which is nearly seven times greater than the next-highest fundraiser.Read More »
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) Board of Education voted unanimously to add three mental wellness days to the 2021-22 school calendar on Oct. 21, with the aim of giving students and faculty time off to decompress during the school year.Read More »
The CHCCS Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss the evaluation process for the school district's superintendent, how to improve it and how to improve the board's relationship with the superintendent in the future.Read More »
CHCCS recently released student proficiency data for standardized tests conducted in the 2020-21 school year. The data showed that proficiency scores for students decreased significantly, particularly for English language learners, between 2018-19 and 2020-21, down 13.7 percent. “We don’t know what caused all the changes, and we didn't test all the children,” Diane Villwock, executive director of assessment and research at CHCCS, said. “So when we compare this to '18-'19, and we know the instruction was different, we've got to be really careful to not lean too hard on that comparison. It's not apples to apples.”Read More »
Several service changes for Chapel Hill Transit went into effect Tuesday, with many routes running less frequently due to a driver shortage. In an effort to attract more employees, the Town of Chapel Hill recently approved a pay raise for all transit workers, increasing the starting wage to $16 an hour.Read More »
There's a higher demand for drivers at the moment since the county is back to in-person learning, CHCCS Director of Transportation Bradley Johnson said.Read More »
“The legislature should be focused on supporting teachers, helping students recover lost learning, and investing in our public schools,” Gov. Cooper said in a Sept. 10 press release. “Instead, this bill pushes calculated, conspiracy-laden politics into public education."Read More »
“He would always say, ‘from your Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools,’” Robin Nucilli, communications specialist for CHCCS, said. “He wanted everybody to own and realize they have an impact on the school district, whether you are a parent, a student or staff member.”Read More »
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education voted unanimously last week to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees by Oct. 31. Since the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 23, the board agreed there was no longer a reason to wait to mandate the vaccine.Read More »
This year marks 60 years since desegregation began in CHCCS. But even now, across the district’s 20 schools, white students access more opportunity and face less discipline than Black students, according to a Daily Tar Heel analysis of the most recently available federal, state and local data. Statewide, white children were 3.7 times more likely to be in a gifted program than their Black peers. At East Chapel Hill High School during the 2019-20 school year, white students were 4.3 times more likely to be enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement class than Black students. For nine of the 10 schools that reported short-term suspension rates for white and Black students, Black students were at least 11 times more likely to be suspended than white students.Read More »
Jeff Nash, executive director of community relations for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, said in an email that the flag was painted over due to an adjustment in room assignments.Read More »