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Friday December 9th

Education


The Orange County Board of Education building, as pictured on Monday, March 28, 2022, is located on East King Street in Hillsborough.

CHCCS and OCS need outside consultant for development of capital, report finds

Orange County is in need of an outside consultant for the continued development of school capital in Orange County Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, according to a report by the Capital Needs Work Group. CHCCS and OCS rank first and third respectively in statewide per-pupil funding. Despite this, a review by the work group found that funding availability is still a “significant issue” for both districts.

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Riza Jenkins speaks at the CHCCS Finance and Facilities meeting on Sept. 13, 2022. 

CHCCS Committee addresses funding needs to repair aging schools

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Finance and Facilities Committee discussed the repair and replacement needs of Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools at its Sept. 13 meeting.  With more than half of the schools being over 50 years old, the Capital Needs Work Group stressed the importance of major repairs and reconstruction. Board members predict that the necessary renovations could come out at upwards of half a billion dollars. 

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Students leave East Chapel Hill High School on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

As North Carolina students return to school, some counties tighten safety precautions

As North Carolina students return to classes for the new school year, schools across the state are working to ensure their safety through a variety of security and preventative measures.  For some North Carolina counties, this means installing body scanners at school entry points or introducing portable detectors for large gatherings. Other programs, including the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System and Crisis Go apps, help students anonymously report threats and quickly connect them to their school’s administrative and security teams.

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, located in Raleigh, is pictured on Aug. 26, 2022.

'It’s not just health care': New state health improvement plan aims to promote health equity

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released its 2022 State Health Improvement Plan (NC SHIP) in August. The plan explains strategies to improve key indicators of health identified by the Healthy North Carolina 2030 report.  “I think if we really want to serve everyone equitably, we have to do that multidisciplinary approach,” Caitlin Fenhagen, criminal justice resource director for Orange County, said.

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Antonio Alanís, the full-time artist at Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary, paints the "Mi Comunidad de FPGB" mural on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. 

Mural at Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary celebrates diversity, immersion

Inaugural Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary School resident artist Antonio Alanís has been working with students on a mural that celebrates diversity and will finish before Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools start classes on Aug. 29. His residency began in May 2022 with the purpose of making a mural to address cultural pride, community-building and multiculturalism, among other themes.

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