School board to meet on Thursday

Staff Report

PEMBROKE — The Public Schools of Robeson County’s Board of Education will discuss a revised school calender Thursday during a special meeting.

Typically, the school board would have met Tuesday, but its regular meeting was rescheduled for Thursday because of the General Election.

The revision of the school calendar is not related to makeup days needed after Robeson students missed three weeks of school because of Hurricane Matthew; the school system, as recommended by Gov. Pat McCrory, is waiting to reschedule missed days until legislators reconvene in January and can determine how much leeway they want to give hurricane-affected schools on the state requirement that students be in class 185 days each year. Instead, the agenda item deals with whether to reschedule a teacher workday missed during that time,

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Office of Regional Initiatives at COMtech, 115 Livermore Drive, in Pembroke.

Also on the agenda are awards for Bus Driver of the Month and Certified and Classified Employees of the Month; a curriculum update from Assistant Superintendent Lisa Younce; a payroll update from Superintendent Tommy Lowry and Finance Officer Erica Setzer; and an update on a Mars map given to the school system via the Buzz Aldrin Grant Program. The map was located the the Robeson County planetarium when that facility flooded.

Staff Report

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