The Granville County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym at Tar River Elementary School. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments regarding the idea of transforming the elementary school into a middle school.
Tar River Elementary is located at 2642 Philo White Road, Franklinton, just off Hwy 96 near the Wilton community. Members of the public who wish to speak before the school board on the idea of moving students from G.C. Hawley Middle School to the Tar River campus may sign up beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to information from district public information officer and associate superintendent for curriculum & instruction and student services Dr. Stan Winborne. In a press statement, Winborne said each speaker who has signed up before 6:30 p.m. will be given the opportunity to address the board on this topic for up to three minutes.
The hearing will be livestreamed at https://live.myvrspot.com/st?cid=MDhkZj.
Everyone is required to wear face masks and cooperate with social distancing protocols. Persons without face coverings will not be permitted inside the building, and anyone who chooses not to comply will be asked to leave the property. In addition, seating is limited.
Before the public hearing, the board of education will hold a work session to discuss school improvement plans. The work session will begin at 4 p.m. The work session will begin following a closed session, during which there will be a discussion of personnel and attorney/client privilege. The closed session will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The same requirements regarding face coverings and social distance protocols are in effect for the 4 p.m. work session, too, Winborne stated.