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Power outages send students home early at three elementary schools in the midst of...

Students at three elementary schools were sent home early Monday morning due to power outages at those schools. With just 15 minutes notice, at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Alamance-Burlington school system...

ABSS will bring back former supt. Jim Merrill to serve as interim supt. beginning...

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted unanimously during a special-called meeting Friday afternoon to hire former ABSS superintendent Dr. James (“Jim”) Merrill to serve as the school system’s interim superintendent. Merrill...

Illinois co. that did last search (which produced Dr. Bruce Benson) will do next...

Earlier Friday morning, school board members voted 7-0 to hire Illinois-based BWP & Associates to lead the search for the next superintendent of ABSS. Kevin Castner and E. Wayne Harris...

Handgun seized at Western High leads to additional arrests

Alamance County sheriff's deputies have arrested another juvenile and two adults as they followed up leads to the Wednesday arrest of a 14-year-old girl at Western High School who...

New chairman takes to role of parent to blast school system for secrecy, lack...

Shortly after her election as the Alamance-Burlington school board chairman Monday night, Sandy Ellington-Graves took to the podium to air during the public comments period of the school board’s...

Graham High School band director suspended

See subsequent UPDATE (Dec. 13, 2021) on arrest of the band director and basis of charges against him: https://alamancenews.com/ghs-band-director-oct-teacher-of-the-month-now-charged-with-taking-indecent-liberties-with-a-17-year-old-student/ The band director at Graham High School has been suspended...

School board delays vote on supt. search

Alamance-Burlington school board members agreed this week to postpone a decision about whether to hire an outside recruiting firm to conduct the search for the next superintendent of ABSS. Outgoing...

Gun confiscated from Western High School student on school campus Wednesday afternoon

A firearm was confiscated from a student at Western High School Wednesday afternoon. The gun seizure occurred "without incident," according to a release from ABSS public information officer Jenny...

School board votes in new leadership, ousts previous chairman & vice chairman, on 4-3...

In a surprise move Mon. night, a majority of school board members voted for new leadership.  Sandy Ellington-Graves, elected just one year ago, was elected as chairman of the...

First candidate for ABSS school board signals intent to run

Elon resident Chuck Marsh is the first to announce his candidacy for one of three seats on the Alamance-Burlington school board that will be open in the 2022 general...

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