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There have been 242 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported to Chatham County Schools since Aug. 23, according to the district’s case dashboard Tuesday afternoon, making up 2.3% of the district’s … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education has approved a budget resolution for the 2021-22 school year, containing reconciled budgets for the state public school, local current … more
In Chatham, Pre-K advocates, experts and teachers agree: a quality early childhood education is important to student success and should therefore be as accessible as possible. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education recognized Virginia Cross Elementary School Principal Sarah Estes as the county’s principal of the year Monday night and approved … more
Chatham County Schools will begin offering free weekly COVID-19 tests to students and staff this fall, beginning with K-5 students the week of Oct. 25. The rapid results tests, administered by … more
There have been 205 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported to Chatham County Schools since Aug. 23, according to the district’s case dashboard, making up under 2% of the district’s total … more
Twenty-seven public and private schools in and around the Triangle have active COVID-19 clusters, according to this week’s state health department’s child care and school settings report, updated … more
In Chatham, as is the case across the country, schools are taking what would typically be seen as drastic measures to maintain student services in the face of drastic staffing shortages. more
The Chatham PTA Thrift Shop will present a donation of approximately $385,000 to Chatham County Schools at the board of education’s Sept. 27 board meeting, distributing funds across the … more
In the beginning months of the pandemic, Siler City Elementary School Counselor Teresa Meadows remembers scrambling to find ways to check in with students without having designated times to see them … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education again voted to require universal masking on all CCS campuses at its regular meeting last Monday night, in accordance with state legislation … more
One week after being presented with House Bill 324, which included new rules for how public schools could teach students about racism, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the bill — criticizing the priorities of Republican legislators who pushed for it. more
A total of 134 people at Chatham County Schools have tested positive for COVID-19 since the district’s first day of school on Aug. 23, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard as of Monday morning, including one cluster of nine associated cases at Chatham Central High School documented during the second week of classes. more
The majority of North Carolina public school students failed end-of-grade and course state exams last school year, according to test results released last week — including in Chatham County … more
North Carolina Senate Republicans approved House Bill 324, “Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimation in Schools,” on Aug. 26, which includes new rules for how public schools can teach students … more
Every year of Oliver Ewy’s high school career has taken place during a pandemic. That’s why Ewy, a junior at Northwood High School, is excited to finally go to school in-person every day of the week. more
Chatham County Schools returned to class for the fall semester of the 2021-22 school year last week. While this semester marks the first since before the pandemic that students will attend classes … more
Chatham County Schools began its third year impacted by COVID-19 on Monday — encapsulating the tension between moving past the pandemic while attempting to mitigate its health threats. more
PITTSBORO — After 25 years in education — 14 of them in Chatham — Chris Poston will soon be starting a new role: Chatham County Schools’ Executive Director for Excellence and … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s budding Boys & Girls Club has reached its minimum required funding threshold to begin operations and will likely open its doors to area youth soon after the 2021-22 … more
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