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Granville BOE’s Academic Subcommittee to Meet Dec. 1

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-Information courtesy Granville County Public Schools

The Granville County Board of Education Academic Subcommittee will meet virtually on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. to discuss information related to academic performance.

For more information or to receive a link to the virtual meeting, please contact Dr. Michael A. Myrick, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at myrickm@gcs.k12.nc.us or Mrs. Alston Shave at shavea@gcs.k12.nc.us.

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Granville Board of Education to Hold Special Called Meeting Nov. 16

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-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools

The Granville County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., at the Mary Potter Center of Education, 200 Taylor Street, Oxford.

The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a closed session pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(1), (3), and (5) to consult with the Board’s attorney, preserve the attorney-client privilege and consider personnel information that is confidential under G.S. 115C-321.

Following the closed session, the Board may take action in an open session as needed to implement any decisions made during the closed session.

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Granville Co. Board of Education Academic Subcommittee to Meet Nov. 13

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-Information courtesy Granville County Public Schools

The Granville County Board of Education Academic Subcommittee will meet virtually on Friday, November 13, 2020,
at 8:30 a.m. to discuss information related to academic performance.

For more information or a link to the virtual meeting, please contact Dr. Michael A. Myrick, Assistant Superintendent of
Curriculum and Instruction at myrickm@gcs.k12.nc.us or Mrs. Alston Shave at shavea@gcs.k12.nc.us.

Phoenix Academy

Phoenix Academy Receives Bombas ‘Giving Partner’ Grant

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-Press Release and photos, Granville County Public Schools

Phoenix Academy of Granville County Public Schools recently became one of the newest members to be welcomed to the “Bombas’ Beehive.”

In what has been an unprecedented year, Phoenix received a grant from Bombas ‘Giving Partner.” For every pair of socks that Bombas sells, they donate a pair to the homeless, at-risk or in-need communities.

Many boxes of new socks were donated to Phoenix and, in lockstep with Bombas’ philosophy, these boxes were shared with other schools within the Granville County Public Schools’ community including Butner-Stem Elementary, C.G Credle, and Tar River Elementary. These socks were then distributed to those in need in the local community.

The visual arts teacher, Ms. Cindrich, and her passion for at-risk populations was the driving force for writing and receiving the grant donation from Bombas Giving Partner.

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Granville Board of Education To Hold Regular Meeting Mon., Nov. 2

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-Information courtesy Granville County Public Schools

The Granville County Board of Education will meet for a regular Board meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Mary Potter Center of Education, 200 Taylor Street, Oxford, NC 27565. Members of the public are invited to view via livestream.

To join the livestream meeting, please use the following link: https://live.myvrspot.com/st?cid=MDhkZj.

The Board will also meet in Closed Session in accordance with N.C. General Statute 143.318.11 (a)(6), 143-318.11 (a)(3), 143.318.11 (a)(5) and Section 115C-321 for Personnel, and Attorney/Client Privilege.

Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will be required to wear face coverings, undergo health screenings before entering the building and cooperate with social distancing requirements. There will be limited seating available.

To view the agenda for this meeting, please click here.

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Granville Board of Education to Create Task Force to Address School Closures

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-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools

The Granville County Board of Education met in a special work session on Monday, October 26, 2020, to review and discuss school reorganization in the district.

Previously, the Board had commissioned the administration to prepare two separate, official studies for potential school closures. The Board had identified both Wilton Elementary School and Creedmoor Elementary School as the subject of the two written studies which were presented Monday night.

Following the presentation of both studies, the Board spent time deliberating and discussing the topic in detail, ultimately passing a motion 6-1 to defer taking further action. Instead, the Board will refer the matter to a special task force with members appointed by the Board Chairman to develop strategic thinking on potential reorganization models for the district. This task force could be convened as early as December 2020, following the appointment of three new Board members.

This effectively removed the possibility of any action being taken that could impact the operation of either school for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Creedmoor, Wilton Elem. School Consolidation Topic of Board of Ed. Meeting

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-Information courtesy Granville County Public Schools

The Granville County Board of Education will meet for a work session at Butner-Stem Middle School on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 6 p.m. The Board will receive and deliberate on two school consolidation studies pertaining to Creedmoor and Wilton Elementary Schools.

Members of the public are invited to view the meeting via livestream. To join the livestream meeting, please use the following link: https://live.myvrspot.com/st?cid=MDhkZj

Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will be required to wear face coverings and undergo health screenings before entering the building.

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Granville Co. Board of Education Finance Committee to Meet Oct. 23

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-Information courtesy Granville County Public Schools

The Granville County Board of Education Finance Committee will meet on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. at 101 Delacroix Street, Oxford, NC 27565 to discuss the 2020-2021 Budget Resolution.

For more information or a link to the meeting, please contact Mrs. Beth Day, Assistant Superintendent of Finance at dayb@gcs.k12.nc.us or Ms. Lisa Preddy at preddyl@gcs.k12.nc.us.

GCPS Instructional Tech Grant

GCPS Receives $680,000 Grant to Support Instructional Technology

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-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, representatives from the USDA presented Granville County Public Schools with a grant of $680,000 to assist the school district with instructional technology.

Specifically, the grant which is titled, “Leading the Path to a Collaborative Future Via Virtual Conferencing,” will fund efforts to provide students with cutting-edge technology in video conferencing, distance learning and work-based learning opportunities through partnerships with local business and industry.

The grant will be used to purchase hardware, software and provide professional development for staff which will open up new learning and career development opportunities for students in grades K-12.

Left to Right: Gwen Loftin, Director of Technology GCPS, Robert Hosford, State Director of Rural Development, USDA, Dr. Alisa McLean, Superintendent GCPS. (Photo courtesy GCPS)

Superintendent Alisa McLean accepted the award on behalf of the school district along with the Director of Instructional Technology, Gwen Loftin, who led the grant application process.

“This grant will improve the quality education Granville County students receive on a daily basis,” said USDA Rural Development State Director Robert Hosford. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural North Carolina in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

In rural North Carolina, Granville County Schools will use a $679,000 grant to provide video endpoints within schools to create opportunities for video conferencing. This will allow for career exploration, teacher share of STEM courses, and professional development.

In receiving the award, Dr. McLean noted, “Granville County Public Schools continues to make huge strides in providing our students with high-quality learning opportunities. Our forward-thinking approach and eye on the future will place our students in the driver’s seat when it comes to their post-secondary education plans. I am proud to accept this grant award on behalf of the children and families for which it will serve.”

Also on hand to receive the award were Board Chairman David Richardson and Board member Dr. Greg McKnight. Mr. Richardson commented, “We are pleased to receive this grant as it will help promote and expand many of the exciting efforts to support our students already underway in our school district.”

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Granville BOE to Interview Candidate, Discuss Remote Learning Centers

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-Information courtesy Granville County Public Schools

The Granville County Board of Education will meet for a work session on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 4 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is (1) to interview a candidate for a vacant Board seat; (2) to receive information from staff regarding School Improvement Plans; (3) to discuss Remote Learning Centers;
(4) to receive information concerning the sign request for South Granville High School.

In addition, the Board will meet in closed session pursuant to G.C. 143-318.11(a)(1) and (3) to consult with the Board attorney.

Members of the public are invited to view the meeting via livestream. To join the livestream meeting, please use the following link: https://live.myvrspot.com/st?cid=MDhkZj

Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will be required to wear face coverings, undergo health screenings before entering the building and cooperate with social distancing requirements.