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Yancey County Schools is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina providing education to approximately 
2,400 students through six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and a K-8 alternative program.

MISSION STATEMENT                                                  
The Yancey County Schools strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment to empower all students to achieve their full potential as life-long learners and global citizens.


Press Releases

  • Press Releases and other Items of Special Interest
  • Governor Pat McCory Welcome Message for North Carolina Teachers Dear Superintendents and Education Leaders, I want to share a special message with you and all North Carolina educators before the first day of school. By working together, we can achieve great things for teachers and the students of North Carolina. I look forward to continuing this important work with you, and once again best wishes for a successful year.View Governor McCory's live message by clicking the link below. http://youtu.be/LtfrNjfF_Tw  Pat McCroryGovernor of North Carolina 
    Posted Aug 24, 2015, 5:44 AM by Kay Ball
  • Chair Mike Orr - Welcome Back Message How well do you know yourself and those around you? Most educators would agree that this is a subject important enough to talk about. This year as we move forward with the theme, “Desire to Inspire”, knowing our students and peers will continue to be important. We know you and believe that you would appreciate honoring the memories of the teammates we lost last year, Charlene Thomas of Micaville Elementary, and Chrissie Ray of Burnsville Elementary. One Sunday afternoon last fall, the Micaville teachers, support staff, and administration met in the media center in numbness and pain. They came together because they knew they needed to. This staff knew themselves and they understood what must be done to prepare for ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2015, 8:14 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Dr. Tony Tipton - Welcome Back Message Good morning and welcome back,  I hope everyone had a great summer. On behalf of the Yancey County Board of Education, I welcome our 25 new employees.  We are excited to have you as part of our family. I also want to welcome back our returning employees. Thanks for all you have done for Yancey County Schools and for what you will do this school year. It is my honor to work with such a wonderful group of professionals. We would like to thank all of you for allowing us a few minutes of your time this morning. Each year we set a system wide theme designed to help us stay focused. This year’s theme is “Desire to Inspire ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2015, 8:13 AM by Xan Robinson
  • ANOTHER YEAR WITH UNCERTAINTY OVER TEACHER ASSISTANT FUNDING School districts across the state are waiting to see if North Carolina lawmakers will cease to provide funding for as many as 8,500 teacher assistant positions during the next two years. While the House budget plan proposes to maintain current funding levels for teacher assistants, the Senate proposes to cut teacher assistants, using those funds to pay for teachers to reduce class sizes in lower grades. Under the Senate plan, the equivalent of 5,300 teacher assistant salaries would be cut state-wide this year with an additional 3,200 teacher assistants cut next year. “It seems like every summer we are in the same place, worrying if the General Assembly will eliminate more teacher assistant positions,” said Yancey ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2015, 11:11 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Driver's Education Funding in Limbo North Carolina has traditionally provided funds to school districts to pay for driver’s education. However, at this time, lawmakers are undecided on whether or not they will continue to fund this program.  This uncertainty has left school systems and students wondering who will pay for the required training. Because guaranteed state funding ran out when the 2014-15 fiscal year ended June 30, many school systems across the state have placed a halt to all driver’s education classes until the question of funding is answered by the state legislature.  Despite this uncertainty in funding, the Yancey County School Board has decided to allow students in the current summer program to complete the full program, earning the necessary requirements ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2015, 11:06 AM by Xan Robinson
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