On Aug. 17, Cedar Ridge High School experienced a Zoombombing incident where disrupters yelled obscenities and the N-word and posted inappropriate images to a shared discussion board. This incident raised questions about how cybersecurity and digital safety are being handled during online learning.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will have a fully-remote fall semester ending Jan. 15. Orange County Schools will have a fully-remote first nine weeks of the school year. The district will return to school for in-person instruction when it is safe to do so, according to the OCS website.
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As Orange County's stockpile of personal protective equipment diminishes, community leaders look to alternate, safe solutions to reuse PPE while supplies are limited.
The Board approved a recommended budget that included: $230,000 to address compliance with Orange County Living Wage State-mandated costs for retirement or hospitalization $78,000 to complete Chapel Hill High School’s renovation And $1,580,000 to reduce class sizes.
North Carolina is currently underperforming in responses to the 2020 Census. The lack of responses comes from complications due to COVID-19, several hard-to-count communities and insufficient internet access, among other things.
In preparation for the implementation of at-home learning until May 15, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education estimated the need for 225 MiFi hotspots to address the technology gap among elementary school students. The Board is also setting up approximately 500 Chromebooks for elementary school students that will tentatively be available for pick-up at the Lincoln Center or may be delivered to students directly.
With the closing of all public schools until March 30, students in CHCCS and OCS face a new struggle: remote learning.
The Historic Russell School is one of many Rosenwald schools, constructed during the Jim Crow era to provide Black students with the opportunity to receive an education. These schools were a result of a partnership between Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, former chairperson and part-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Three of the seats on the Orange County Schools Board of Education are up for election this year. With concerns about achievement gaps, school safety and funding, candidates are hoping to provide a path forward for the future of Orange County schools.