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PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education will resume meeting at the Chatham County Historic Courthouse for its next regular meeting on Sept. 13. Over the course of the … more
SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2021 as the school observed a drive-through graduation on Monday, Aug. 9, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic … more
SILER CITY — Inside Siler City Elementary School last Wednesday, teacher Shirley Rojas drizzled several drops of purple dye into one of eight bowls of half-baked slime. Around her, a group of … more
SILER CITY — Dozens of children lined up before a big, blue bus parked along the curb just outside Virginia Cross Elementary School. At first glance, the bus might have been mistaken for an ice … more
A specially called Chatham County Schools Board of Education meeting on Thursday began with a 15-parent protest to make masks optional and ended with a 4-0 vote to require universal indoor masking on all campuses. more
PITTSBORO — Pancakes did indeed help pave the way, but there’s still a little bit of road the newly-formed Boys & Girls Club of Pittsboro needs to cover. Organizers of the club — which … more
PITTSBORO — When Dr. Anthony Jackson arrived at Chatham County Schools’ Pittsboro central office building for his first day as the district’s new superintendent, he knew the place was … more
More than a year and half after first moving classes online due to COVID-19, Central Carolina Community College is set to fully resume its in-person instruction across its programming this fall. more
SILER CITY — A small group of state lawmakers, local leaders and education experts gathered at Virginia Cross Elementary School Monday morning for an event highlighting Chatham County Schools’ … more
School districts should require masks indoors for all students and staff in elementary and middle schools, and for unvaccinated students and staff, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last Wednesday. With … more
A state Senate education committee took up revised legislation last week that prohibits public schools from “promoting certain concepts,” including that the United States was created by members … more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged schools on Friday to fully reopen in the fall, also saying that fully vaccinated students and teachers don’t have to wear face masks in … more
Chatham County Schools has extended its deadline for K-8 applications to its standalone virtual academy for next year, and will now accept students through July 30. The deadline for high schoolers … more
Over the last 15 months, schools across the country faced myriad challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic: moving learning online, reaching students without internet and implementing safety protocol … more
Nearly 2,000 K-12 students are signed up for this year’s Chatham County Schools summer programming, a staggering increase from the typical years’ registration of about 300 K-3 students, according … more
Chatham County Schools’ $17.4 million of COVID-19 relief funds will be spent on summer programming over the next few years, for technology and connectivity support and to hire at least 68 school … more
Last week’s graduation festivities concluded 2021’s Chatham graduations. After more than a year of school during a pandemic, the News + Record spoke with graduates from around the county … more
Last year, COVID-19 gathering restrictions led to drive-thru and virtual ceremonies. After more than a year of pandemic challenges faced by everyone but felt acutely by teachers, students and their parents, this final Northwood performance felt like both a celebration of the class of 2021 and of the ability to have an in-person graduation at all. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education voted Monday to approve a memorandum of understanding between the district and the Hispanic Liaison, with the goal of helping both organizations … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education approved two new principals at its meeting Monday night during its closed session — Donna Barget at Jordan-Matthews High School and Matthew … more
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