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UCPS remains in limbo as state extends budget deadline

UCPS remains in limbo as state extends budget deadline

The school bell will ring on Aug. 24 and Union County Public Schools (UCPS) will still not know the fate of its teacher assistants. State legislators intended to complete the… Read more »

Young fisherman becomes scientist, entrepreneur

Young fisherman becomes scientist, entrepreneur

Central Academy Of Technology and Arts sophomore Noah Makley began fishing after his friends encouraged him to join his school’s fishing club, Central Academy Fishing, and he’s taken his hobby… Read more »

UCPS updates cameras, radio to ensure bus safety

UCPS updates cameras, radio to ensure bus safety

Union County Public School’s transportation department underwent two system upgrades – radios and stop-arm cameras – to help increase bus safety in the upcoming school year. The district operates 314… Read more »

Education Briefs – Aug. 21

Education Briefs – Aug. 21

Kindergarten entry assessments begin Beginning this school year, North Carolina kindergarten teachers will use a new tool to evaluate students. The N.C. Department of Public Instruction, with the help of… Read more »

Grading scale change won’t mean drama for high schoolers, UCPS says

Grading scale change won’t mean drama for high schoolers, UCPS says

Union County students will experience new changes this school year, but UCPS staff says high school families don’t need to worry. Many high school families have expressed concern about the… Read more »

Back to school checklist

Back to school checklist

Doesn’t Staples tell us the “most wonderful time of the year” is almost here? Parents are getting ready to shout with joy as students who’ve been home all summer are… Read more »

NCDPI to require hand signal to increase school bus safety

NCDPI to require hand signal to increase school bus safety

Beginning next year, state school bus drivers will increase safety standards, but drivers might start a new standard crossing signal process this fall. Five North Carolina students were injured by… Read more »

UCPS welcomes new comprehensive website, app for nutrition services

UCPS welcomes new comprehensive website, app for nutrition services

Union County students and parents can access menu options and nutrition services more easily this year, thanks to a new website and free mobile app. The UCPS School Nutrition Service… Read more »

Board of Education returns to county commissioners for ‘emerging needs’

Board of Education returns to county commissioners for ‘emerging needs’

Although the lawsuit was dropped between the Union County Board of Education (BOE) and Union County Board of Commissioners, a budget battle still remains. At the July 7 BOE meeting,… Read more »

Charlotte Country Day seeks campus upgrades

Charlotte Country Day seeks campus upgrades

$29 million bond would build, renovate buildings Charlotte Country Day School not only celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2011, but also recognized the school was at a point when older… Read more »