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New Hanover County School Board

New Hanover Schools explores policies on personal relationships among staff

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videoThe New Hanover County Schools Policy Committee is taking a look at several policies concerning personal relationships. The committee wants to prohibit personal relationships between school employees in a supervisory-subordinate relationship. Full story...
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Unpaid lunch costs latest hit on school budgets

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videoUnpaid school lunch charges have been on rise for years in New Hanover County, but now schools can no longer use federal funds to pay off those meals. Last year alone unpaid lunches cost the district about $122,000. Full story...
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School board members discuss Common Core State Standards

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video New Hanover County School Board Members met Tuesday to discuss a number of issues, including a resolution regarding the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards. The board was considering asking the state to pause implementation so they could further study the standards. 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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New Hanover board considering background checks on volunteers

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Poke your head into the classrooms at Ogden Elementary School on any given day, and you’ll find them crawling with volunteers. But they don’t undergo a formal background check – something district officials in New Hanover County Schools want to change. 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 schools to undergo safety review

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The New Hanover County Board of Education will spend up to $200,000 for a security and safety review of all 47 buildings in the district. Full story...
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County Commission looks at school security

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video New Hanover County Commissioners held their first public meeting of the New Year. The big topic of conversation law enforcement in elementary schools. The tragic incident in Newtown, CT, has our leaders taking action. Full story...
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School board releases emails after requesting confidentiality

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video New Hanover County Board of Education members were asked to keep recent emails about school safety confidential – a suggestion that appears to violate state public records law. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission to consider plan for deputies at more schools

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Wednesday night, the New Hanover County Board oE education called a special meeting to discuss ways to protect students. One possibility is having deputies stand guard at elementary schools. Now they need county commissioners to support the plan. Full story...
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