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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Macon County Board of Education March 2014 Meeting

Board of Education Title Card

The Macon County Board of Education met Monday night in Highlands for their regular March 2014 meeting. The full video and press kit from the meeting are below.






For those unwilling to sit through the full video, I have culled five excerpts (including the school calendar discussion) from the meeting and posted them below.

Excerpt #1: iPad Textbook Demo


Tim Burrell demonstrates the use of textbooks on iPads for the board members. 


Excerpt #2: Top 25% Discussion



The Macon County Board of Education members discuss how they are going to implement the pay increase for the top 25% of teachers in the district as mandated by the North Carolina General Assembly. The board has decided to identify the top 25% of teachers by a lottery.

Excerpt #3: Trailblaze Challenge Request Discussion



The Macon County Board of Education members discuss, and ultimately approve a request by the Trailblaze Challenge request to use an activity bus to transport hikers to Bartram Trail so they can participate in a charity event that is associated with the Make A Wish Foundation.

Excerpt #4: School Calendar for 2014-2015


The Macon County Board of Education members discuss and approve the school calendars for FY 2014-2014 for both the public schools and Macon Early College, copies of which are posted below for your convenience. Just be aware that they may be subject to change.


Macon County Schools FY 2014-2015 Approved Calendar



Macon Early College FY 2014-2015 Approved Calendar



Excerpt #5: MVI Outdoor Play Areas


The Macon County Board of Education members discuss how they are going to purchase and install playground equipment at Mountain View Intermediate School













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