School board holding special meeting Thursday

Staff Report

PEMBROKE — The Public Schools of Robeson County’s Board of Education has called a special meeting for Thursday in Pembroke.

The meeting will include an assessment of the school district following Hurricane Matthew as well as items that the board was set to discuss at a regular Oct. 11 meeting that was canceled because of the storm. Items on the agenda for that meeting included an anti-bullying proclamation; the receipt of a “giant destination Mars map” via a Buzz Aldrin Grant;

plans for low-performing schools; a school curriculum update; an update on the system’s transportation plan; recognition of a Bus Driver of the Month and Certified and Classified Employees of the Month; and approval of fundraisers for the 2016-2017 year.

The special meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Commerce and Technology Center (COMtech) at 115 Livermore Drive in Pembroke.

Classes in the Public Schools of Robeson County have been canceled since Oct. 10 and remain closed through Wednesday. No announcement has been made about classes after Wednesday.

As of Sunday, Long Branch Elementary School, the Career Center, Fairgrove Middle School and W.H Knuckles Elementary School were without power. All Lumberton schools were without water late Sunday afternoon. South Robeson, Purnell Swett, St. Pauls and Red Springs high schools are serving as emergency shelters.

Staff Report

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