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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

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  • 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
  • Memorial Day Holiday Historically, Yancey County students have been in school on Memorial Day.  For decades YCS has implemented the Memorial Day holiday during the week of “Spring Break,” to help students and staff benefit from a full week off in the spring.  Recent questions from the public have been asked about observing Memorial Day as we do for other days in the school calendar such as Veterans Day and Martin Luther King Day.  Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton and the School Board have heard from various groups and parents regarding this topic.  In response, the Board has instructed Superintendent Tipton to observe the Memorial Day Holiday on the designated day. “In the past, Memorial Day has typically fallen within the last two weeks ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2015, 7:26 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Yancey County NC Pre K Committee To Meet The co-chairs of the local Yancey County NC Pre K Committee (local board chair of the Smart Start agency, Ms. Judy Stevens, and the Yancey County Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Tony Tipton) will be holding a meeting with the committee and other interested stakeholders in order to discuss the status of the 2015-2016 NC Pre-K Plan and Contract for the county.  The meeting will be held Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 3:00 pm at the Yancey County Schools Central Office.
    Posted Jun 4, 2015, 10:46 AM by Kay Ball
  • Burnsville Elementary Grounds Maintenance May 27, 2015N O T I C ERegarding: Request for Quote  Burnsville Elementary School Grounds MaintenanceDeadline for Quote: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.Minimum Requirements: Full Liability & Workman’s Comp Insurance                   Labor & Equipment                     Pesticide LicenseContract Time Frame: July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016May 27, 2015Request for Service QuoteThe Yancey County Board of Education is seeking quotes for Ground Maintenance at Burnsville Elementary School.  Contract term will run July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.Qualified bidders must provide / maintain the following:o Provide ways and means to complete full scope of worko Maintain full General Liability and Workman’s Compensation Insurance          during the full course of the contract ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 8:35 AM by Xan Robinson
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