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Bald Creek Elementary Awarded $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant

Last week, Yancey County Schools was informed that Bald Creek Elementary School has been awarded an $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant.  Bald Creek Elementary has been named a NC Title I Reward School for the 2013-14 school year, a distinction given to the Top 10% of NC (more)

Inclement Weather and the Yancey School Calendar

Warmer weather last week and the time change over the weekend are reminders that spring is just around the corner.  While spring will certainly be a welcome change, the results of the harsh weather since Christmas must still be addressed on the Yancey County Schools calendar. (more)

Yancey County Schools to Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill March 4

As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 1-7, Yancey County Schools will practice its tornado and severe weather plans during a statewide tornado drill March 4 at 9:30 a.m. In 2014, the National Weather Service issued 81 tornado warnings for North Carolina and recorded 36 tornadoes that killed one and injured 34 people. Combined, the tornadoes caused more than $22 million (more)

Yancey BOE Budget Work Sessions

The Yancey County Board of Education will hold budgetary work sessions on the following dates:
March 5, 2015 - 5:00 p.m.                Budgetary Work Session – Current Expense
March 10, 2015 – 5:00 p.m.            Budgetary Work Session – Capital Outlay
March 12, 2015 – 5:00 p.m.            Budgetary Work Session (if needed)
March 19, 2015 – 12:00 noon         2015-16 Budget Request Approval Meeting

Teachers Recognized for National Certification, School Board Appreciation

In 2013-14, more than 4,000 teachers nationwide achieved National Board Certification through a performance-based, peer-review process similar to Board certification in medicine.  To date, more than 110,000 teachers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have achieved the (more)

Data Shows Yancey County Schools Making the Grade

At the January 5th  Yancey County Schools Board Meeting, Shane Cassida, Curriculum/Instruction Director, and Pete Peterson, Testing/Accountability Director, presented the preliminary results of the NC General Assembly’s School Performance Grades for the 2013-14 school year.  The Department of Public Instruction has delayed the release of the official grades until February 5th, (more)

Yancey Board of Education Meetings Set

The Yancey County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meetings for the 2014-15 school year as follows: (more)