Edgecombe County Public Schools Announces Administrative Changes

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Edgecombe County Public Schools

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The Edgecombe County Public Schools system is making several changes to its lineup of school administrators for the upcoming school year.

“I am enthusiastic about the beginning of a new school year. Our students and teachers return each year with a sense of renewed energy and excitement,” said Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Valerie Bridges. “We have made several administrative changes. All of our administrative transitions are for the benefit of the school district and an effort to continue moving Edgecombe County Public School along a positive trajectory. Our goal is to meet every students’ needs, improve student achievement, and nurture and support our teachers to excellence.”

The following administrative changes will be in effect for the upcoming school year:

• Craig Harris, former SouthWest Edgecombe High School Principal, will now be the Principal for Tarboro High School.

• Kevin Cutler, former Tarboro High School Principal, will take over as Principal of SouthWest Edgecombe High School.

• Rebecca Sugg will now serve as an Assistant Principal of Tarboro High School. She was previously a School Counselor at SouthWest Edgecombe High School.

• Lavetta Roundtree has moved to SouthWest Edgecombe High School. She previously served as an Assistant Principal at Tarboro High School.

• Rashard Curmon will serve as an Assistant Principal at Tarboro High School. He previously served as the W.A. Pattillo Middle School Assistant Principal.

• Julie Simpson will be the Assistant Principal at W.A. Pattillo Middle School. Previously, she served as the Instructional Coach at Pattillo.

• John “Beau” Drake has been named as an Assistant Principal of SouthWest Edgecombe High School. Drake comes to ECPS from Franklin County Schools where he served as an Assistant Principal Intern.

• Leshaun Jenkins will be the Interim Assistant Principal of Phillips Middle School and Princeville Elementary School. He previously served as a History Teacher at Tarboro High School for 16 years.

• Caroline Joyce will transition from the role of Instructional Coach at North Edgecombe High School to Assistant Principal of the school.

The first day of school for students in traditional schools is Monday, August 28, 2017. Open House will be held for all students and their families on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Town, county officials to decide fate of armory – Rocky Mount Telegram

TARBORO -— As the National Guard Armory closes in Tarboro, two local educational institutions are vying to claim the building.

Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans told Edgecombe County commissioners that both Edgecombe Community College and Edgecombe County Public Schools are requesting that the building be turned over to them to help expand their educational programs. The decision as to the fate of the armory will have to be jointly decided by the town of Tarboro and Edgecombe County, which both now own the building.

The National Guard Armory is located at the corner of East Walnut and Panola streets in Tarboro and is situated on 2.62 acres of land. (Read more)

Special Called Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education Monday June 26, 2017

The DCN response: We will find out during this meeting the status of the SouthWest Edgecombe Principal suspension. Rumor has it he will be not be returning as a principal in the Edgecombe County Public Schools. All I know is if he has done something that he need to be disciplined for then I support the decision because with the SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation mess that I am so embarrassed by I want to see all parties be disciplined if need be. However the rumor is the suspension has nothing to do with the evening of the graduation. We shall see.

Special Called Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education Edgecombe County Board Rooms 412 Pearl Street Tarboro, NC  27886
June 26, 2017 AGENDA

6:30 P.M. (OPEN SESSION) (1)  Call to Order of Special Meeting of the Board       
(1.1) Pledge of Allegiance
(2)   Recognitions  (2.1) Employee Recognition
(3) Approval of Agenda 
(4)A Consent Items (One Motion Approval) 
(4.1.A)   Approval of Fundraiser W.A. Pattillo Fundraiser with Krispy Kreme to Sell Donut Certificates for $9 each on July 7 – 20, 2017
(4)B Item for Action 
(4.1.B)   Approval of Budget Amendments for 2016-2017 
(4.2.B)   Approval of Continuation of Insurance Programs as Listed for 2017-2018
(4.3.B)   Approval Memorandum of Agreement between Edgecombe County Board of Education and Edgecombe County Health Department for 2017-2018
(4.4.B)   Approval of Exceptional Children Program Contracts for 2017-2018 
(4.5.B)   Approval of Contract Renewal between ECPS and NC Driving School, Inc. for 2017-2018 
(4.6.B)   Approval of 3-Year Contract between ECBOE and Saffelle, Inc. from July 1, 2017 –  June 30, 2020  
(4.7.B)   Approval of Repairs to the Gym Wall at W. A. Pattillo Middle School
(4.8.B)   Approval of 2017-2018 ECPS Traditional Schools Calendar Addendum
(5) Items for Information: 
(5.1) Field Trips:   W. A. Pattillo (9809) – American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC; Grades 6-8; 06/26/2017;  Departure: 6:30 a.m. – Return: 3:00 p.m. SWEHS (9710) – Health Education Foundation, Rocky Mount, NC; Health Career Students; 06/27/2017; Departure: 8:00 a.m. – Return: 4:00 p.m. SWEHS (9711) – Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC; Health Career Students; 06/28/2017; Departure: 8:00 a.m. – Return: 4:00 p.m. SWEHS (9713) – Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids, NC; Health Career Students; 06/29/2017; Departure: 7:00 a.m. – Return: 5:00 p.m.
Motion Required:  I make a motion under the North Carolina Open Meetings Law, Sections 143318.11 (a) (1), (a)(3), (a) (5) and (a) (6) to go into Closed Session to consider personnel matters, to consult with the attorney to preserve attorney-client privileged information, to prevent the disclosure of personnel records rendered confidential under G.S. 115C-319 through 321, and to instruct the Board’s agents concerning negotiations involving employment contracts.

(6)  Personnel Management 
(6.1) Listed Personnel (Resignations, New Hires – Permanent, Transfers, New Hires – Temporary, etc.) (6.2) Other Personnel

(7)   Approval of Closed Session Item(s) 
(7.1)    Personnel Management
(7.2) Other Personnel
(8)    Adjourn

Breaking News: Edgecombe County super tapped to lead Dare County Schools

The Watch Dog response: I felt that Dr. Farrelly would be leaving at some point in time. Some folk said they didn’t see it coming. I love how he handled his business broke up some clicks and was not afraid to put the safety of the children first when it came to bad weather. Folk superintendents come and they go so I ain’t mad with him. I just say that I strongly believe Edgecombe County is losing a good guy.

After a months-long process of narrowing down a field of 78 qualified candidates, the Board of Education has chosen a seasoned administrator from Edgecombe County to lead Dare County Schools.

John D. Farrelly will take over when Superintendent Sue Burgess retires July 1, board Chairwoman Bea Basnight said in announcing the choice Saturday.

Farrelly appeared with his family when the board emerged from a closed session during a special meeting at Manteo Elementary School.

Edgecombe County, with a popluation of about 56,000, is slightly larger than Dare County and includes Rocky Mount and Tarboro. It has 15 schools. Farrelly has served as superintendent there since 2012.

Before that, he was superintendent of Washington County, N.C. schools for three years and assisistant superintendent of Alleghany County, N.C. schools for eight years.

Candidates came from 30 states and Washington, D.C., and were screened by a consulting firm that included three former superintendents. The Board reviewed videos of 10 finalists and interviewed five. They were then narrowed to four for more interviewing. (Read more)

Joint Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners & Edgecombe County Board of Education

Joint Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners  & Edgecombe County Board of Education
Edgecombe County Administration Building Auditorium 201 Saint Andrew Street Tarboro, NC  27886
April 24, 2017 AGENDA
6:00 P.M.    Dinner
7:00 P.M. Joint Meeting (Open Session)
I. Welcome and Call to Order – Chairs Evelyn S. Wilson and Leonard Wiggins
II. State of the County – Eric Evans, County Manager
III. State of Schools – John Farrelly, Superintendent
IV. Open Discussion – All
V. Adjourn