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Work begins at new ABSS high school site

Voters who approved $150 million for the local school system in a bond referendum in November 2018 may have wondered when they would start seeing some of the projects...

Why can’t parents attend school board meetings in person?

QUESTION: Why can’t parents of Alamance-Burlington students attend school board meetings in person? Why can we not ask question of the board face-to-face and force an answer picking...

Commissioners hesitate to give schools permission to tap their own reserves for maintenance projects

Alamance County’s commissioners have declined for the time being to allow the local school system to draw more than $9.6 million from its own capital reserves for various construction...

School system reduces its expectations for county cash as pandemic relief pours in

The annual budget requests from the Alamance-Burlington school system and Alamance Community College are always a learning experience for the county’s board of commissioners. But the board’s members were...

School board votes 5-2 against asking parents whether they want more in-person instruction

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 5-2 this week not to survey ABSS parents about whether they want middle and high school students to return to school in-person more than...

School board member steamed that commissioners agreed to issue bonds “only” for amount ok’d...

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 5-2 this week to ask Alamance County’s commissioners for $9.6 million in capital reserve funding that would be used for repairs at four existing...

Graham native Robyn Hadley to become vice president at UVA

Graham native and former Alamance-Burlington school system administrator Robyn S. Hadley will become the next vice president and chief student affairs officer at the University of Virginia this June. Hadley...

Do parents have to sign ‘permission slips’ before they can send their children...

QUESTION: Is the Alamance-Burlington school system requiring parents to sign “permission slips” before they will be allowed to send their children back to school for in-person classes? ANSWER: Not exactly....

Federal stimulus funding for ABSS could top $100 million

The final tally in stimulus funding for the Alamance-Burlington school system could ultimately top $100 million under federal legislation passed this week, based on an initial estimate ABSS has...

ABSS planning to open virtual academy this fall

The Alamance-Burlington school system is planning to open a new virtual academy this fall for students in grades six through 12, ABSS deputy superintendent Dr. Angela Bost told school...

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