Superintendent to review in-person instruction plan Tuesday

Broad Creek Middle School students report March 29 for four days per week of in-person instruction. Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson will review how the system’s plan is progressing during the Carteret County Board of Education meeting Tuesday. (Cheryl Burke photo)

BEAUFORT — Carteret County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson will review how the implementation of students returning to in-person instruction is proceeding in county schools next week.

The superintendent will present his update during the County Board of Education meeting, set to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school system’s central office in Beaufort. The meeting will be broadcast live on the school system’s YouTube channel. There will be limited in-person seating to abide by COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Middle and high school students shifted back to four days a week in-person instruction in March prior to spring break. Wednesdays remain a virtual day to clean schools and give instructors who teach virtually and in-person time to plan and meet with students. Elementary schools have been on an in-person schedule all year.

While the majority of county parents supported the move to in-person instruction, some expressed concern about the potential spread of the coronavirus.

As of March 29, 81% of parents had signed up for the in-person schedule, with 19% opting to remain on a virtual schedule.

In other action, the board will:

  • Recognize nine students named to the 2021 Governor’s School program.
  • Recognize Croatan High School senior Josh Jachimiak for receiving the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement.
  • Proclaim April as the Month of the Military Child.
  • Consider adoption of a $600,392 budget revision. The revision includes additions and expenditures in state, federal and special revenue funds.
  • Receive information regarding the need to appoint a trustee to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees. The school board appoints four trustees to the 12-member panel. Trustee Catherine Parker’s term expires Wednesday, June 30.
  • Receive updates on school bond projects.
  • Review the board’s policy manual.
  • Consider adoption of revisions to several policies.
  • Hear updates from Dr. Jackson and board members.

Under the consent agenda, the board will:

  • Consider approval of an architect contract.
  • Consider an amendment to the Marine Science and Technologies memorandum of understanding.
  • Consider extension of leave under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • Consider approval of a $36,000 contract for the audit of the June 30 financial statements with Anderson, Smith and Wike PLLC of West End.
  • Consider a request to surplus a 1997 Ford van from the school system’s maintenance and transportation departments. The vehicle would be placed on gov.deals.
  • Consider approval of personnel matters, fundraiser requests and student transfers.

Public comments can be emailed to superintendent@carteretk12.org by noon Tuesday, with a note in the subject line it is for public comment. The comments will be read during the meeting.

 

Contact Cheryl Burke at 252-726-7081, ext. 255; email Cheryl@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @cherylccnt.

(1) comment

Lizportia

This is a joke! Schools are not cleaned on Wednesdays, nor on most days.

Why is the meeting on youtube when it is perfectly acceptable for the board make teachers and older students be in a small room of 25 and they also have to eat together!

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