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Dr. Will Hoffman, Superintendent            Date: April 20, 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

TCS BOE Meets

District Accreditation Begins

Students Discuss Criminal Justice Careers

Transportation to BCCC 

IMPORTANT DATES:

4/30/18 Special Called Meeting Budget Work Session 

IMPORTANT LINKS and ATTACHMENTS:

Doss Helms, A. "Gov. Cooper seeks $130 million for safer NC schools. Here's how he'd spend it." The News & Observer. 4/19/18.

Tyrrell County Schools Mission

The Tyrrell County School System dedicates its efforts to developing a responsible and productive citizenry, well equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  We will accomplish this mission through the commitment and cooperation of our diverse community.

TCS Board of Education Meets: The TCs Board of Education met on Monday, April 16 in regular session. The Board approved Policy 7410 - Teacher Contracts which institutes a two-year “rolling” contract for all teachers who are in good standing. The Board heard reports from school administrators and received an update from the child nutrition program director. This year all students in TCS are receiving free breakfast and lunch, this is a renewable four year program through 2021. The Board also accepted the resignation of the Superintendent and approved the contract with the North Carolina School Boards Association to begin the superintendent search process. The Board will meet in a special called budget session on Monday, April 30 at 6:00.

CECHS Students Discuss Criminal Justice Career Options: Ms. Crystal Watts, Lead Criminal Justice Instructor from BCCC, visited Columbia Early College High School on Wednesday April 18th. Ms Watts, toured the campus and then met with fourteen high school students that are interested in criminal justice careers. Students learned the requirements for an associate degree in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Technology Diploma, and the various Criminal Justice Technology Certificates BCCC offers (Basics of Criminal Justice, Corrections, Transfer, and Essential Police Operations). Ms. Watts then shared the wide array of careers, job outlooks, and salary ranges and finished with a Q&A session. Students expressed interests from being a deputy sheriff, marine patrol, highway patrol, wildlife officer, to federal agent- all of which a degree or classes from BCCC can lead to.

TCS Begins District Accreditation Process: Tyrrell County Schools will begin the process of District Accreditation through AdvancED over the next months. District administrators met on April 17 to review our readiness for accreditation in the areas of leadership, learning and resource allocation. District Accreditation recognizes that increasing student achievement involves more than improving instruction. It is a result of how well all the parts of the education system—the district, school, and classroom—work together to meet the needs of students. District Accreditation applies the three pillars of accreditation—high standards, continuous improvement, and quality assurance—to the entire district to ensure alignment and support between and among the district and its schools. The District Accreditation process provides the district, and all of its schools, with a comprehensive framework for continually improving student achievement and district performance.

TCS Explores Transporting Students to BCCC in 2019: The CTE Department and the Early College are currently exploring the possibility of transporting students to Beaufort County Community College for classes beginning the Spring semester of 2019. This opportunity would provide our students a clearer pathway to career or college, and allow students to take more specialized classes in their chosen field. For example, a student interested in Nursing could start with Health Sciences at Columbia, continue at BCCC and finish at ECU with a 4 year degree (by the time they are 20-21 years old)! Similarly, students would be able to take classes in Automotive Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Welding, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Business, Information Technology, Medical Administration, etc; BCCC offers 24 programs and many diploma and certificate options. With the solid core education from our high school, coupled with the offerings in CTE, then bridged with the offerings from BCCC, our students will graduate high school better prepared than ever before! 

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