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New Hanover County Board of Education

Teachers seeking change, taking a stand

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Teachers dressed in red for the New Hanover County School Board meeting Saturday, February 15th supporting the fight against a state law requiring districts give multi-year contracts and raises to 25% of teachers who must give up tenure. Full story...
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Board says Common Core leaves more questions than answers

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video The beginning of the school year is just weeks away, but the New Hanover County school board is already questioning the new Common Core curriculum and how it will impact your child. Full story...
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StarNews: Officials unsure about ballot date for New Hanover bond referendum

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video A bond referendum to expand and renovate New Hanover County schools may take longer to appear before voters than originally thought. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. school board approves pay increase for themselves

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video The pockets of New Hanover County School Board members got a little bit deeper Tuesday night. The board approved raises for every member. Full story...
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Estep, Covil talk NHCS redistricting

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video The two soon-to-be members of the New Hanover County school board share their views on redistricting. Full story...
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Republicans sweep New Hanover County School Board vote

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videoThe three winners in Tuesday's race for the New Hanover County Board of Education all have two things in common: They are all women, and they are all Republicans. Full story...
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School board defends seclusion rooms, reopens Virgo

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video As a parent, no one wants to have their child locked in a seclusion room, while intended for the child’s safety, the rooms can be frightening. Full story...
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Complaint filed against New Hanover Co. Schools over seclusion rooms

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video The New Hanover County School District is once again taking heat for the use of "seclusion rooms." A family has filed a formal complaint with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo to become a charter school

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video A new name, with a new curriculum. D.C. Virgo Middle School will reopen this fall as D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter School. Community leaders met Wednesday to put pen to paper to make it all official. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools looking to hire contractor previously convicted of fraud

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video The New Hanover Board of Education was considering hiring a contractor who was previously convicted of fraud. In February, Lee Cowper, a Wilmington commercial contractor, pled guilty to federal mail fraud. The school board's design consultant for a renovation project at Wrightsboro Elementary School has reportedly recommended Cowper for the job. Full story...
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