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Brunswick County Schools

Local school safety concerns rise again after Pennsylvania stabbings

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videoThe recent violence in Murrysville, Pennsylvania is once again raising some questions about local student safety. New Hanover County deputy superintendent Rick Holliday says, "It makes us go back and reexamine what we're doing." Full story...
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School ball field safe for kids despite coal ash

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State regulators say it is safe to use the athletic field at a Brunswick County school, even though coal ash was spread to elevate it more than 20 years ago. Full story...
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Three teens arrested for school vandalism

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested three in connection with an incident that happened at Lincoln Elementary School in Leland early Friday morning. Full story...
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15 years later, Columbine shooting continues teaching lessons

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video April will mark the 15th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Today educators in Brunswick County continued to learn valuable lessons from someone who helped handle the aftermath. Full story...
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Parents adjust again as weather forces students out of school

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videoBrunswick County parents cannot catch a break as schools let out early today and canceled classes for tomorrow. It was cold and rainy when administrators made the decision to send students home at lunchtime. Now the district will have to figure out how to make up another lost day tomorrow. Full story...
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Brunswick County make-up days finalized

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School administrators in Brunswick County finalized the make-up calendar Thursday night. Full story...
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Brunswick County school board adopts new lice policy

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videoThe Brunswick County school board combed through the issue Tuesday night, and created a tougher policy on head lice. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board approves 25% law

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video Tenure was once used as a way to reward teachers for their hard work over the course of their career in education, and now they’re being asked to give it up by 2018. Full story...
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Educators worry new teacher pay law could be divisive

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video Teachers identified as the top 25 percent will be eligible for a four-year contract and a $500 annual raise each of the four years. The catch is they must voluntarily give up their tenure. Full story...
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School districts begin tough task of dealing with missed days

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video Students around the area missed nearly a week of school thanks to the threat and eventual arrival of snow and ice last week, but state laws about the school calendar make rescheduling that missed time a challenge for administrators. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board mulls community advisory committee

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videoMonths of controversy over "The Color Purple" prompted the Brunswick County Board of Education to take a look at changing some policies. Today the board decided not to amend two policies dealing with course material for now Full story...
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South Brunswick HS student in custody after allegedly making threat of mass violence at school

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video A high school student is in custody after allegedly making threats about an act of mass violence at a Brunswick County School. Court documents show Tevin Devon Lee, 18, is charged with one count of false report of mass violence on educational property. Full story...
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EDITORIAL: Savvy companies can use NC charter school laws to pocket millions

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Brunswick County Public Schools' Jessica Swencki published an editorial in this morning’s Raleigh’s News & Observer in which she explains what’s really driving a large and growing segment of the charter school movement: private, for-profit companies out to milk the public coffers. Full story...
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After initial confusion Brunswick Co. School Board votes to keep 'The Color Purple'

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videoA Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will stay in Brunswick County Schools despite a county commissioner's objections. After months of debate about the educational value of "The Color Purple," the school board today turned the page on the controversy, but not before their own bit of drama. Full story...
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'The Color Purple' to stay on shelves in Brunswick Co. following formal challenge

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videoAlice Walker's "The Color Purple" will stay in the curriculum and on the shelves in Brunswick County Schools following a formal challenge of the novel. Full story...
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