WCU-Jackson Schools partnership is valuable

To the Editor:

I am an emeritus faculty member in the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University. I am concerned about the possible ending of the cooperative agreement between WCU and the Jackson County Public Schools regarding the Catamount School.

Jackson County Schools receives safety grant

Jackson County Schools will install over 100 new security cameras throughout the school system after it received over a quarter of a million dollars from the Center for Safer Schools’ Safety Grant Program. 

Woody, Jamison win race for Jackson County School Board

Incumbent Wes Jamison and newcomer Gayle Woody have won the race for Jackson County Board of Education.

Candidates for Jackson school board address capital needs

This election season, there are four candidates vying for two seats on the Jackson County Board of Education. With Chairman Elizabeth Cooper choosing not to seek reelection, the board will have at least one new member after votes are in.

Another step toward a middle school

Jackson County Schools recently approved an agreement to undergo a master planning process that will move the school system one step closer to securing a middle school. 

Senior prank leads to legal ramifications

Jackson schools address vape usage

The Jackson County Schools Health Advisory Council has been conducting research into vape use among students and its findings have prompted the school board to sign a resolution in support of stricter tobacco laws in North Carolina.

Masks now optional in Jackson Schools

Effective Monday, Feb. 21, masks will be optional in Jackson County Schools. The decision was made at an emergency board meeting Thursday night and comes on the heels of updated COVID guidance and new direction from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. 

Jackson allows student athletes to resume practices

As of Tuesday, Aug. 4, Jackson County schools entered phase two for school athletics. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association laid out phase two guidelines for summer conditioning and workout activities in late July. The guidelines for phase two went into effect Aug. 3. 

Jackson schools see gains and losses in school performance

Jackson County Schools showed mostly level performance over last year with the release of statewide school performance data for 2017-18 this month. 

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