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Cooper, DHHS announce options for school reopening

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Gov. Roy Cooper and state public health and education officials released new guidelines Monday that set out a first step to help North Carolina K-12 public schools find a safe way to open to in-person instruction for the 2020-21 academic year.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Here's where to get a copy of the special graduation section

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Celebrating the Class of 2020, our special section honoring this year's high school graduates, is on the street!   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | West Henderson High School | North Henderson High School | East Henderson High School | Career Academy | coronavirus schools | Move Up | 2020 graduation | Early College

Henderson County News

Flex calendar schools join traditional calendar schedule for '20-21

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Bruce Drysdale and Hendersonville elementary schools will operate on the traditional calendar for the 2020-21 school year, scheduled to begin Aug. 17, dropping the year-round flex calendar for one year.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Elementary School | Bruce Drysdale Elementary School | coronavirus schools | year-round schools

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In a rare covid bonus, empty schools are boon to construction work

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Work is moving faster than scheduled at three major school construction projects as contractors take advantage of campuses cleared of students.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS construction plan | coronavirus schools

Henderson County News

School Board endorses drive-up graduation, celebration 'when allowed by law'

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Henderson County School Board members on Monday endorsed plans by school administrators for drive-up graduation ceremonies and declared their support for a celebration of the class of 2020 when conditions permit.   Read Story »

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School Board sends $30.8 million funding request to county

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The Henderson County School Board on Monday sent a $30,828,000 funding request to the Board of Commissioners — $3.6 million less than the current year's funding and one of the many signs of belt-tightening as local government bodies draft their 2020-21 budgets in the covid-19 economy.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | coronavirus government | 2020-21 local budgets

Henderson County News

East senior implores School Board, commissioners to salvage graduation

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While Henderson County school leaders say they're doing everything they can to honor high school seniors at a time when mass gatherings are prohibited, at least one county commissioner endorsed the idea of a graduation ceremony later on.   Read Story »

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School leaders are 'there with them' as seniors, parents express heartbreak

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Bo knows.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

School system plans drive-thru diploma procession, other honors for graduates

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While the Class of 2020 may not be able to gather and celebrate in the traditional manners, the Henderson County public school system plans to honor graduates in alternative methods that publicly recognize their accomplishments and serve as tangible keepsakes for families, all in accordance with the governor's executive orders as well as health and safety guidelines.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Calendar flexibility would allow Aug. 17 school start

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RALEIGH — The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Education working group has approved an education omnibus bill providing regulatory relief and support for North Carolina’s K-12 and higher education systems.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Seniors endure a spring without traditions

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At Hendersonville High School, end-of-year traditions are legend.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | West Henderson High School | Kathryn Thomas | coronavirus schools

Henderson County News

School system says infected person did not distribute meals or school materials

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The Henderson County school system provided more details about the employee who tested positive for COVID-19, saying the person is an employee at North Henderson High who was not involved in the distribution of any meals or educational materials before becoming symptomatic.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | COVID-19 stay home order

Henderson County News

School system employee tests positive for COVID-19

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health notified the Henderson County public school system that a school employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.   Read Story »

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Schools distribute hard-copy lesson plans Monday; spring break intact

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With schools remaining closed for in-person instruction until at least May 15, the Henderson County school system on Tuesday advised students and parents how to pick up lesson plans, announced updated Meals on the Bus stops and announced that spring break would remain April 13-17.   Read Story »

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Cooper extends school shutdown to May 15

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Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday extended the statewide K-12 shutdown to May 15.   Read Story »

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