A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people. (Read more @ Zimbio)

Regular Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education

Regular Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education
Edgecombe County Board Rooms
412 Pearl Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

February 8, 2010


(1) Call to Order of Regular Meeting of the Board

(1.1) Pledge of Allegiance

(2) Recognition

Ethics Training – Board of Education

(3) Public Comments

(This time for public comments has been established for citizens who desire to address the board and who register prior to the start of the meeting. The Board has established a 3-minute time limitation for comments to be taken into consideration by the Board. Public comments must relate to items on the agenda. Feedback will not be given during the Board Session. If a response is necessary, the Board will respond within ten working days. Thank you. [Edgecombe County Board of Education Policy 2210])

(4) Approval of Agenda

(5) Approval of Open Session Minutes

(6) Items for Information

(6.1) 2008-2009 Audit Report – Gerrelene Walker

(6.2) College Round Up – Bob Whitehead/Faye Smith

(6.3) New Teacher Evaluation Implementation – Karen Dameron

(7) Committee Reports

(8)A. Consent Items (One Motion Approval)

(8.1.A) Approval of Field Trips

(8)B. Items for Action

(8.1.B) Approval of Changes to 2009-2010 School Year Calendar

(8.2.B) Approval of 2010-2011 School Year Calendars

Motion Required: I make a motion under the North Carolina Open Meetings Law, Sections 143-318.11 (a) (1), (a) (3), and (a) (6), to go into Closed Session to consider personnel matters, to consult with the attorney to preserve attorney-client privileged information, and to prevent the disclosure of student records rendered confidential under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, and the disclosure of personnel records rendered confidential under G.S. 115C-319 through 321.

Board Agenda February 8, 2010

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(9.1) Personnel Management

(9.1.1) Listed Personnel (Contracted, New Hires, Resignations, Retirements, Substitutes, Transfers, Leave Requests, etc.)

(9.2) Student Management

(9.2.1) Student Transfers

(9.2.2) Mid-Year Graduates

(9.3) Review of Closed Session Minutes


(10) Approval of Closed Session Items:

– (10.1) Personnel

– (10.2) Closed Session Minutes

(11) Board Correspondence

(12) Items Brought by Board Members or Superintendent for Consideration/Discussion

(13) Adjourn

Races heat up ahead of filing’s first day – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Filing for the 2010 primary elections begins today throughout the state.

As candidates prepare to announce their campaigns for a handful of open positions in Nashville, Tarboro, Raleigh and Washington, a few races already have grabbed headlines in the Twin Counties. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)