Orange County Schools Superintendent Monique Felder told Board members that the program would expand New Hope Elementary’s existing dual-language program. According to a board member, a bilingual teacher would switch between Spanish and English throughout lessons, allowing for both native English and Spanish speakers to learn some of each language.
More than 60 percent of the district’s students receive free or reduced-price lunches, he said. That’s why Durham Public Schools launched a daily meal support program on March 23 after closing schools a week before. For two weeks, district employees distributed meals to students at 81 sites across the county. But on April 6, the district stopped the program after an on-site employee tested positive for COVID-19 and most of its staff applied for state emergency paid leave through April 30.
The North Carolina State Board of Education approved the “State of Emergency” COVID-19 sick leave for school employees on March 27. How will this affect essential school employees like custodians?
The Carrboro Emergency Fund Review Committee is providing loans to help small businesses during the pandemic.
While most are sheltered in their homes, essential personnel like firefighters, policemen and medical workers continue to provide community services. How are these workers staying safe from COVID-19?
To limit the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, the Town of Chapel Hill has canceled all advisory board, commission and town council meetings until further notice, including a council budget work session originally scheduled for March 18.
The redesign for the 203 project is still being discussed, but the building may now include entrepreneurial space.
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association and United States Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association.
After voters approved a $10 million housing bond, Chapel Hill is now trying to piece together how to issue it.
“These two granddaughters and my other two granddaughters are going to have a horrible existence, much different than what I had,” he said. “That’s the reason I’m doing this.”
Orange County Schools Board of Education member Matthew Roberts speaks at a meeting on Feb. 10, 2020.
Orange County Schools Board of Education members discuss African American History Month at their meeting on Feb. 10, 2020.
Orange County Schools Board of Education members hear a presentation about African American History Month at the meeting on Feb. 10, 2020.
Will Atherton is the chair of the Orange County Schools Board of Education. He is listening to a presenter at the board's meeting on Feb. 10, 2020.
Patrick Abele, assistant superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools speaks at a meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The Orange County Schools Board of Education met with CHCCS to discuss pre-K and school building maintenance.