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New Hanover County School Board

Ashley HS principal responds to criticism from faculty

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videoWe've told you about issues concerning teacher's satisfaction with the leadership at Ashley High School. Tonight the leader of that school is speaking out. Jackson Norvell has been principal at Ashley for a little more than a year. He says that teachers who say he is vindictive and retaliatory are not telling the truth. Full story...
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Ashley hoops coach's firing polarizing school community

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videoMore than a month ago Ashley High School dismissed its basketball coach. Since then we've been getting emails and phone calls from supporters of David Rutledge as well as detractors. Today this controversy went to a new level when some students walked out of class in protest. Full story...
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Four of five Republicans New Hanover County School Board candidates head to November election

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Four of five Republicans will advance to the general election for New Hanover County School Board. Incumbent Don Hayes was the top vote getter, followed by former New Hanover County manager Bruce Shell. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. OKs process to select top teachers

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School officials in New Hanover County now have a plan to select their top teachers under a new teacher tenure law. Full story...
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New Hanover Republicans get first look at primary candidates

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It was a grand old party at the Northeast Library as Republicans studied up on their primary candidates. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board will have at least one new member

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videoThree of four New Hanover County School Board members facing reelection this year have decided to run again. Republicans Janice Cavanaugh, Don Hayes and Ed Higgins all filed for reelection. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former county manager Shell launches school board bid

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videoFormer New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell says he will run for a seat on the New Hanover County School Board. "I'm retired now. I have the time and wanted to give something back to the community," Shell said. "I believe there is probably no greater influence on a future than through education." Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board budget committee seeks millions from county

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video Earlier this month Governor Pat McCrory said he wanted to increase pay for young teacher, and now the New Hanover County School Board could ask for millions in funding to make that possible. Full story...
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County approves plan for Buck Hardee Field improvements

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Without a word of discussion, Wilmington's Buck Hardee Field got one step closer to getting a makeover this morning during the New Hanover County Commission meeting. Full story...
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Records show specifics on NHCS Outside Work Experience pay

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video We're learning more about a process intended to help school districts recruit workers. New Hanover County Schools adopted its Outside Work Experience plan back in 2006. Now we know how many people it has impacted. Full story...
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Fraternization policy heads for full school board

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board's Policy Committee approved the district's proposed fraternization policy for its first reading by the full board in January. Full story...
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NHCS Board urges state to repeal mandate

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videoDozens of teachers and their supporters wore red in support of education at the New Hanover County School Board meeting. "Right now there is a mass exodus of highly qualified, fabulous North Carolina teachers leaving," said Janna Robertson, a UNCW professor. Full story...
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Board of Education considers change to facility naming policy

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videoThe New Hanover County Board of Education is considering making changes to their naming policies after Hoggard High School renamed it’s football stadium without asking the superintendent’s office or Board of Education. Full story...
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School board attorney: No ban on 'Red for Ed'

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videoApparently New Hanover County teachers can still wear "Red for Ed" shirts at school. That's a reversal from less than two weeks ago when teachers were informed they could wear red, but could not wear the message "Red for Ed," which the school board said was a political statement not allowed under district policy. Full story...
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Protestors make school board see red

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As members of the New Hanover County Board of Education met for their meeting they were met by protestors who were Red for Ed. Full story...
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