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 annual "racial equity report cards" put out by the Youth Justice Program do not reflect good results among many school districts throughout North Carolina.Read More »
The CHCCS is one of eight districts to have passed a resolution demanding greater local control over academic calendars, as the current one-size-fits-all mandate is too strict and inflexible.Read More »
Mark Johnson considered feedback from parents and teachers, many of whom felt students were taking too many tests, and implemented several steps to reduce testing.Read More »
“Given that turnover is good for boards, and given that I want to take on the chance to serve students and teachers at a broader level, I won’t be standing for re-election this year as I commit myself to work across the state,” Board of Education member, Barrett posted on his campaign website on Jan. 11.Read More »
The PTA Thrift Shop, an independent nonprofit, announced a construction campaign in 2011.Read More »
By fighting controversial opinions of parents and faculty, a local elementary school is trying to become a Mandarin magnet school and language program.Read More »
The LEAP program aims to meet the severe needs of students at the top of the academic spectrum, which several in the CHCCS system say is as necessary to student academic and personal growth as other programs that help underachieving students.Read More »
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have put multiple policies in place to focus on making schools more equitable, diminishing a disciplinary gap between Black and white students. But is what they're doing enough?Read More »
Once the project is complete, ECHHS will have 16 solar panels, which will generate roughly the same amount of energy needed by the average household every six months.Read More »
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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools work to improve sustainability and increase positive impact in the district.Read More »
NC Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education request almost $200 million to improve school safety and support efforts.Read More »
The Board of Education voted to convert Glenwood into a magnet school with an emphasis on its Mandarin language immersion program.Read More »
"I feel like if this dies, some of these kids won't do anything else. For some of them, this is their only sport."Read More »
The latest information on evacuations, shelters, grocery stores, transportation and canceled events ahead of Hurricane Florence.Read More »
If you did band, orchestra, studio art, chorus or even photography in grade school, you probably appreciated the creative break from calculus or Shakespeare. That's why Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is working to keep the arts in public schools.Read More »
The existing auditorium and gymnasium buildings will be connected by a new academic building to form a single facility.Read More »
Northside Elementary will host a pilot science program that encourages students to ask questions and interact with their environment.Read More »