Update on tech school on agenda
by Kelly Mayo Staff writer
LUMBERTON — The Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County will hear an update on plans for a technology high school at the board’s monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today.
Superintendent Johnny Hunt will give an update on the planning process for the technology high school, which would replace the current Career Center. The school board held a special work session on Aug. 26 to discuss possible formats and course offerings for the high school, which is estimated to cost up to $50 million to build.
Assistant Superintendent Linda Emanuel will share the progress of the Learners to Leaders program, during which students chosen from each county high school receive leadership training at Robeson Community College. Smithfield Foods sponsors the program.
Erica Setzer, chief financial officer for the Public Schools of Robeson County, will share plans for school fundraisers for the 2013-14 year at the meeting.
Also at the meeting, Assistant Superintendent Stephen Gaskins will recognize Robeson County’s 2013-14 Teacher of the Year Ashley Berdeau and Principal of the Year Karen Brooks-Floyd.
The meeting will be held at the Board of Education building at 410 Caton Road in Lumberton.
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