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Supt. removes LGBTQ book from Western High library

Supt: Book is “highly inappropriate,” “borderline pornographic,” “does not represent what we should be sharing with our students” Alamance-Burlington superintendent Dr. Dain Butler has removed a book featuring sexually-explicit images...

Four-year graduation rate drops 1.4 percentage points to 85.9 percent in 2021-22

Four of six high school lose ground; previous year had been system-wide high in on-time graduations The Alamance-Burlington school system’s four-year graduation rate declined by 1.4 percentage points, from 87.3...

By 4-3 vote, Southeast is name of new high school

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 4-3 at a special-called meeting Tuesday night to name the county’s forthcoming seventh high school Southeast Alamance High School. Voting to approve the name Southeast...

Emails reveal school board members knew about naming committee

The Alamance News has examined emails sent to school board members which make clear that all school board members had been notified of a special “community committee” put together...

ABSS puts high school athletic trainers on ice

Alamance-Burlington school board members relented this week after learning that ABSS was unsuccessful at negotiating a shorter contract term to hire six high school athletic trainers for the current...

Sex abuse suit against ABSS on hold, pending state ruling on constitutionality

A lawsuit filed late last year against the Alamance-Burlington school board has been put on hold, pending a North Carolina Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of a 2019...

BREAKING TUES. NIGHT: School board decides on name for new high school

On 4-3 vote, new name is Southeast Alamance High School.  Voting for: Chairman Sandy Ellington-Graves, Ryan Bowden, Tony Rose, and Donna Westbrooks. Opposed because they wanted "Central" included in the...

Speakers urge ABSS to hire high school athletic trainers

Alamance-Burlington school board members also heard this week from five speakers – three of whom are candidates in this year’s school board race – urging them to hire high...

Some board members still looking for dollars for athletic trainers

The review of the Alamance-Burlington school system’s finances that was presented Monday night evolved into an hour-and-40 minute discussion about another item that hadn’t been listed on the...

Where did the money go? School board wants answers to missing $3M

A seemingly innocuous report on the school system’s finances turned into a major concern for school board members who said they didn’t understand where more than $3 million had...

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