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Former ABSS executive to return as superintendent

The Alamance-Burlington school board voted during a special-called meeting Monday afternoon to hire Dr. Dain Butler as the next superintendent for ABSS. An Alamance County native and former ABSS administrator,...

School board votes 6-1 to spend $30,000 to upgrade library at Central Office

Alamance-Burlington school board members also voted 6-1 Monday night to use $30,000 in county capital reserve funding to complete the first phase of technology upgrades in the “professional library”...

School board awards more bonuses to ABSS employees

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 7-0 this week to award a $500 bonus to ABSS child nutrition employees who work this summer, at an overall cost estimated at $50,000. School...

Western High grad wins top Economics honor at UNC-Chapel Hill

Western High School 2018 alumnus Brady Smith of Burlington has been awarded the 2022 Undergraduate Prize in Economics as he prepares to complete his senior year at the University...

School board may eliminate 365-day athletic ineligibility for children of ABSS employees who switch...

Alamance-Burlington school board members have given preliminary approval to several proposed policy changes, including one that eliminates a 365-day athletic ineligibility period for transfer students who are children of...

School board votes 5-2 to ask commissioners for 9% funding increase for next...

Two weeks ago, when school board members first heard the ABSS administration’s proposal for an increase in local spending, school officials wanted just over $54 million, an almost $7...

School board receives 24 applications for superintendent’s job

The Alamance-Burlington school board has received 24 applications for its vacant superintendent’s position. School board vice chairman Patsy Simpson said Monday night that ABSS initially received 26 applications for the...

School board stalls on awarding new custodial contract

Alamance-Burlington school board members stalled this week on awarding a contract for custodial services currently provided by The Budd Group of Winston-Salem, whose work has drawn repeated complaints from...

Teachers: ‘We are juggling flaming chainsaws every day’

Alamance-Burlington school board members heard from four ABSS teachers – including the 2020 and 2021 teachers of the year – about how the board and administration could make their...

Commissioners Lashey vs. Thompson debate over charter schools vs. other public schools

A request from a charter school developer set off a spat among two members of Alamance County’s governing board that, in a different setting, might’ve earned both of them...

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