MESSAGES 2015 :: APRIL 6, 2015

APRIL 6, 2015

Weekly Message for Superintendents: Monday, Apr. 6, 2015

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Since 1986, April has been designated by the Department of Defense as the Month of the Military Child in order to recognize the important role that military children play in the armed forces community. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Military Outreach continued the tradition of celebrating these children of military men and women by highlighting Lea Wilson, a 6th grader at East Hoke Middle School and the daughter of Sergeant First Class Robert Wilson. Miss Wilson was recognized at the State Board of Education meeting last week and outlined the challenges of being a military child, including the requirement for frequent moves. She noted how glad she is to be back at Fort Bragg after several moves in her family's life and how welcoming and helpful her school has been to her in her achievements. She is a member of the Robotics Club and the Battle of the Books club and a very well-spoken representative of Hoke County Schools as well as the military community in our state. I encourage you to consider how your local policies welcome and support military children because these youngsters often face obstacles and challenges that are not faced by the rest of the students.

June Atkinson
State Superintendent

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In this Weekly Superintendents' Message:

  1. State Board of Education Meeting Highlights
  2. No Legislative Webinar This Week
  3. Superintendent Vacancy Announced: Vance County

State Board of Education Meeting Highlights

At last week's State Board meeting, members approved Race to the Top Wireless Infrastructure Initiative allocations, a policy addressing athletic injury prevention and management of athletic practices and games, and appeals panel recommendations regarding the revocation of charters for Children's Village Academy and SEGS Academy and the Charter School Advisory Board's recommendation regarding PACE Academy. The Board also heard presentations on differentiated pay options, Concussion Reporting and Master Literacy training sessions. A complete list of Board actions is available online at

No Legislative Webinar This Week

There will be no Legislative Webinar this Friday, April 10.

Superintendent Vacancy Announced: Vance County

The Vance County Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school system in its continuing pursuit of excellence. Candidates must have or be qualified to hold a North Carolina superintendent license. Central office and building-level experience are preferred. A doctorate degree or progress toward a doctorate degree is preferred but not required. The individual chosen will be required to live in the Vance County School District. The application deadline is May 13. An electronic version of the application is available by going to the N.C. School Board Association's website at and clicking on the appropriate link. Inquiries and requests for applications also can be directed to Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy, North Carolina School Boards Association, PO Box 97877, Raleigh NC 27624-7877, telephone 919.841.4040, fax 919.841.4020, e-mail All inquiries will be kept confidential.