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Effective Jan. 1, substitute teachers at Chatham County Schools will get a 30% daily pay raise — the raise required to satisfy the $13 per hour minimum pay rate passed in the new state budget for noncertified school employees. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education again voted 4-1 to require universal masking on all CCS campuses at its meeting Monday night — with board member David Hamm again … more
Registration for Chatham County’s public charter schools is open through varying dates in January, with lottery applications available online at each school. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Association of Educators (CCAE) is asking the county’s board of education to use federal relief dollars to recruit and retain staff. A petition posted last week … more
SILER CITY — Chatham Charter School has hired a new secondary grades administrator as part of its next phase of growth, the school said in a news release last week. Tom Griffin, an educator with … more
SILER CITY — Dozens of notes line the hallway of Jordan-Matthews High School honoring the life of Mike Williams — a well loved teacher who died in a car accident on Thanksgiving Day. “I … more
Four months after the Chatham County Schools Board of Education first approved universal indoor masking on its campuses this school year, Superintendent Anthony Jackson asked the school community at … more
SILER CITY — At Chatham Middle School, some educators are finding ways to celebrate Native American Heritage Month by teaching students the history of the Americas’ first inhabitants through … more
The first full state budget since 2017 was signed into law last Thursday by Gov. Roy Cooper, and among other things, allocates hundreds of millions of dollars to increase educator compensation pay … more
PITTSBORO — George Moses Horton Middle School Cafeteria Worker Mandy Cheek credits two people with helping her through the most challenging of shifts: Jesus Christ and Bill Withers. Cheek shares … more
Black students are 4.4 times as likely as white students to receive short-term suspensions at Chatham County Schools, according to 2019-20 discipline data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education again voted to require universal masking on all CCS campuses at its meeting Monday night — but not unanimously this time, with board member David … more
The kids, as it turns out, are not all right. Not because they aren’t kind, or thoughtful or smart — they are — but because they’re tired, burned-out and too often struggling as they … more
PITTSBORO — Four Chatham County Schools educators have been selected as Central Electric Membership Corp.’s Bright Ideas grant recipients. Teachers from Chatham School of Science and … more
PITTSBORO — Five mobile units at North Chatham Elementary School were destroyed in a fire overnight Saturday, according to Chatham County Schools. No one was injured in the incident. The … more
Since its creation in late 2017, the Hispanic Liaison’s free year-round youth mentorship program, Orgullo Latinx Pride, has nearly always capped off at around 30 students at Jordan-Matthews High … more
There have been 264 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported to Chatham County Schools since Aug. 23 and two clusters, according to the district’s case dashboard on Tuesday, making up 2.5% of the … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools will give students Nov. 12 off “in response to the ongoing strenuous impact of the pandemic on students, families and staff,” the district’s … more
The Northwood High School community is still reeling following a car accident on Old Graham Road Saturday night which killed one student and critically injured another. more
Northwood High School has a cluster involving eight associated COVID-19 cases, according to the Chatham County Schools case tracker dashboard as of Wednesday afternoon, including five cases reported on Friday and three reported this week. more
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