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ABSS superintendent announces ‘zero tolerance’ policy for violent crimes on school grounds

Alamance-Burlington superintendent Dr. Dain Butler has announced that ABSS students who commit certain types of violent crime at school will automatically face long-term suspension and possibly expulsion. Butler announced the...

ABSS names 2022 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

The Alamance-Burlington school system has named the 2022 principal of the year and assistant principal of the year. Hawfields Middle School Principal Greg Hook was named the ABSS Principal of...

Eastern High School gets random drug search Wednesday morning

Alamance-Burlington school system officials, in cooperation with the Alamance County sheriff’s K-9 division, conducted a random drug search at Eastern High School Wednesday morning. The K-9 didn’t alert on any...

Eastern student one of two teens found murdered in western Orange County

Two teenagers, including an Eastern Alamance High School student who had been reported missing this weekend, were found fatally shot Sunday afternoon in the woods in western Orange County...

Supt.: high school redistricting plan should be reconsidered; questions ‘specialty schools’

In this three-part story in this week's (Sept. 15) edition, ABSS superintendent Dr. Dain Butler and other ABSS officials outline reassessments on: The existing redistricting plan, decided in 2017,...

Divided school board willing to re-open discussion about 2017 redistricting plan to take effect...

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 5-2 this week – following nearly two hours of discussion – to revisit the high school redistricting plan that was unanimously adopted in January...

ABSS surveys consistently report little interest in enrolling at Cummings, Graham specialty schools

Another goal of the 2017 high school redistricting plan had been to provide rigorous academic programs at each high school, as well as to even out the distribution of...

All but one high school projected to be over capacity in 2023-24

Alamance-Burlington assistant superintendent Dr. Todd Thorpe presented a proposal Tuesday afternoon that would modify four elementary school attendance zones (Alexander Wilson, E.M. Holt, Hillcrest, and Smith) and change the...

WED. P.M: Eastern High School placed on ‘soft lockdown’ after gun reported on campus

But no gun found Alamance-Burlington school officials reported late Wednesday afternoon that a student at Eastern High School reported another student as having a gun, but no weapon was found. “The...

Nearly half of ABSS schools get Ds and Fs on state grades

The state Department of Public Instruction has issued its annual school performance grades, along with End-of-Grade and End-of-Course test scores, for the 2021-22 school year, marking the first time...

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