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Yancey County Board of Education Members




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
  • State Funded Driver Education Ending After June 30, 2015, North Carolina will no longer fund Driver Education for public, private, home or charter schools, yet, Driver Education will still remain a requirement for anyone under age eighteen to get a permit or license. Funded since 1977 with funds from the Highway Trust Fund, NC Legislatures have opted to make Driver Education funding a non-recurring expense as of June 30, 2015.  Three dollars of the Highway Trust Fund came from each license plate sold in North Carolina.  The fee was levied in 1977 to pay for driver education and this amount will remain a part of license plate fees, however, it will not be funding teen driver education.  Driver Education has been a right-of ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2015, 6:05 AM by Xan Robinson
  • 2015-16 KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION When school begins this August, all incoming Kindergartners across the state who enroll in a North Carolina Public School will be given the new Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA).  The KEA is designed to give teachers a better understanding of the developmental status of each student’s early childhood school readiness. In 2011, the NC General Assembly passed the Excellent Public Schools Act, and as part of that legislation the Read to Achieve Program was initiated.  This program, in its second year of implementation, sets third grade reading standards for all students as well as assigns individual schools A-F grades on the NC School Report Cards that were released in February of this year. The state law requires that all ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2015, 8:23 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Inclement Weather and the School Calendar Warmer weather last week and the time change over the weekend are reminders that spring is just around the corner. While spring will certainly be a welcome change, the results of the harsh weather since Christmas must still be addressed on the Yancey County Schools calendar. NCGS 115c-84.2, the state law on school calendars, states that the closing date for students shall be no later than the Friday closest to June 11. This statute also states that public school calendars must have a maximum of 185 days OR a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours. In order to meet the requirements of this statute and provide the best possible education for the students of Yancey County, this current ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 4:50 AM by Kay Ball
  • Two Great Events to be Held for Up Coming Kindergartners Yancey County Schools Kindergarten Registration Kick-off to be held April 16, 2015, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Burnsville Town CenterEither before or after registering your child for Kindergarten on April 16th, come join us for a fun-filled afternoon at the Burnsville Town Center, 12:00 - 3:00. Activities scheduled are Police Department completing fingerprint kits; police car and firetruck; school bus safety activities, Buster the Bus, a school bus tour; face painting along with balloons, games with Yancey County Schools PE staff; Learning Centers, art activities, and much more. Vision screenings will also be on hand. Yancey County Schools Kindergarten Registration to be HeldApril 16, 2016 from 1:00 – 6:00 P ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2015, 9:26 AM by Kay Ball
  • Bald Creek Elementary Awarded $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant Last week, Yancey County Schools was informed that Bald Creek Elementary School has been awarded an $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant. Bald Creek Elementary has been named a NC Title I Reward School for the 2013-14 school year, a distinction given to the Top 10% of NC Title I Schools for sustained academic performance and/or student growth. Within that group of approximately 120 schools, the top 10% of the Reward Schools became eligible for the NC Title I Reward School Grants based on a school portfolio submitted to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Federal Programs Office in October. Furthermore, the portfolio, along with an onsite interview from an NCDPI Federal Programs team ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2015, 11:59 AM by Kay Ball
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