Consolidated Data Report for 2008-2009 — Progress In Edgecombe County Public Schools

Here is some good news about Edgecombe County Public Schools —

This is information in the Consolidated Data Report for 2008-2009. The report contains information relative to School Crime and Violence, Suspension and Expulsions, and Dropout Rates in NC schools.

For information about Edgecombe County Public Schools, see the following pages in the report:

p9.17-19 Reportable Acts of Crime and Violence
ECPS   6.49%
NC      15.70 %

Highlights — These data indicate rates significantly lower than the state average.

P 92-94 Short Term Suspensions and Expulsions Rates
ECPS 33.2
NC 34.8

Highlights — These data indicate rates lower than the state average and a 35.7 point reduction in the short term suspension rate between the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years. See link to the 2007-2008 report below. (p.77)

P. 117 – 121 Dropout Counts and Rates
Grades 9-12
ECPS 4.05%
NC 4.27%

Highlights — Lowest dropout rate in 5 years (p.122)

Grades 7-13
ECPS 3.01%
NC 2.98%

Highlights — These data indicate a 43.4% decrease in the Dropout Rate from 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 in grades 9-12 (p. 118).

We are very proud of the work being done in our schools to improve the culture and climate for learning. This information coupled with the improvements in student achievement is evident that our focus on students is indeed paying off.

Gryphons have a state title berth on the line – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount High boys’ basketball coach Mike Gainey knew some of his players wouldn’t like what they were about to see. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)

Online utility protesters gain traction in regional media – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

By Mike Hixenbaugh | Friday, March 5, 2010 – 17:32

The News & Observer of Raleigh took notice of a growing group of Facebook protesters who made their media debut on this blog last month.

Other than rehashing some of the outrage over $1,000 winter bills in Wilson and Rocky Mount, the reporter wrote a pretty good background on the history of the public power agreement. We’ve written about this in the past, but maybe this will help those of you who are new to the power debate. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)

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NAACP files complaint against Wake school board – Source: News 14

DURHAM – The North Carolina NAACP announced on Friday that it’s filing a complaint with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the group that accredits many of Wake County’s schools. (Read more @ News 14)

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Wake County Public Schools

Forum chance to give opinions on new superintendent

Anyone who would like to express their opinion on the qualities a superintendent for Edgecombe County Public Schools should have can do so on Monday night at the schools Central Office on 412 Pearl St. (Read more @ The Daily Southerner)

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Regular Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education

Superintendent Search


Part 3: Child Eats Another Child’s Vomit At G.W. Carver School

The DCN has some information that will be shared in the next couple of days pertaining to the parents have been trying to get the child moved out of this classroom and/or transferred to another school. The parents are suppose to meet with the Edgecombe County Public Schools Board of Education on Monday evening March 8, 2010 but the parents received a call today saying . . . I will say that if the child had been moved to another class, this incident would not have happened in this classroom.

Stay tuned.

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Child Eats Another Child’s Vomit At A Local School

Helping Someone Can Come With A Price

On Wednesday evening I was headed to Pinetops to Abrams Chicken and Barbecue to get me some pork chops. I had been waiting all day but as I was almost there a female had pulled off the side of the road and slipped in the ditch. The female was standing outside on the ditch bank. I asked her had she called someone and she said she had called her cousin and she was trying to get a wrecker. I told the female to let me call my cousin to see if he could pull her out so she would not have to pay a wrecker’s fee. My cousin was not able to pull her out so I called a local person I know who has a wrecker. He came and we were able to pull her out. I say we because both times I got into the female’s vehicle to guide it.

But I said all of this to say that once I called the wrecker service this was going to be a wrecker’s fee. While the wrecker was on the way, I thought to myself, wonder if this female didn’t have any money. I said well that would be okay and I would have to eat the cost. The female asked the wrecker service would he follow her to a teller machine however her cousin who had came to the scene said she had the cash and they paid him. If they had not paid the wrecker service I would have had to follow them also so that I could make sure he had his money because it was I who called him so therefore I felt it was my obligation to make sure he got paid.

Oh well folks do not understand that being an advocate and/or trying to help somebody comes with a price. Well that is just a price I will have to pay because I will continue to do what my calling is and that is, “If I can help somebody, then my living will not have been in vain.”

I still want my pork chops and I guess I will cook me some on the grill on Sunday.