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Supt. announces plan to close virtual school; students, parents, teachers turn out to protest

Emotions were running high Monday among the crowd inside the Alamance-Burlington school board’s meeting room, which overflowed its capacity, as dozens of speakers, including several elementary school-age students, pleaded...

Miss Southern pageant to be held on Saturday

Southern Alamance High School will hold its Miss Southern Scholarship Pageant for 2023-2024 on Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the School’s auditorium, 631 Southern High School Road...

Former ABSS board chairman: Alamance Virtual School was never intended to be temporary response...

Former chairman Allison Gant contradicts Superintendent's assertion that school was always intended to be temporary The Alamance Virtual School (AVS) originally opened at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year...

Superintendent’s future in ABSS appears uncertain after marathon closed sessions for personnel discussions

Much speculation has continued to swirl throughout the community – and among current and former elected officials – about Dr. Dain Butler’s future employment as superintendent of the Alamance-Burlington...

ABSS COO outlines 5-year roadmap for school repairs

The Alamance-Burlington school system’s chief operations officer Greg Hook, who oversees school building maintenance and repairs, outlined Monday night a five-year plan for routine maintenance projects that he says...

Caswell commissioner says wife, ABSS’ former CFO, is being used by Supt. as ‘scapegoat’

Rick McVey, a Caswell County commissioner and the husband of Kim McVey, the former Alamance-Burlington school system chief finance officer, blasted superintendent Dr. Dain Butler and the school board...

County seeks to wring $170M from $150M bond package to pay for school system’s...

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has resolved to press ahead with a dozen high priority roofing and HVAC projects that a recent county-authorized survey identified as some of the...

School system’s budgetary crisis continues to cast pall over county’s fiscal discussions

Alamance County’s commissioners were nothing if amicable on Monday as they were formally introduced to Ken Ingle, the newly-installed president of Alamance Community College. The commissioners remained uniformly warm in...

After 4¼ hour closed-door session, ABSS board ratifies promotion of internal candidate as new...

After spending four hours and 15 minutes behind closed doors to discuss confidential personnel matters and confer with their attorney, Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 6-0 late Friday afternoon...

School board avoids Open Meetings Law violation during special-called meeting; won’t discuss budget

Alamance-Burlington school board members avoided a potential violation of the state's Open Meetings Law Friday afternoon, after Alamance News publisher Tom Boney, Jr. challenged officials over whether the meeting's...

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