Click on the heading to read more from the September school board meeting. Amy Pruett receives Servant's Heart Award, School Matters - the full school board report, the comprehensive needs assessment presentation, and the attendance awareness proclamation are included.
Click the headline to view the school board meeting tonight at 6:00 PM or to watch previous meetings.
Students are at risk academically if they are chronically absent (missing just two days a month or 10 percent of the school year)! The early school years are essential for laying a foundation for strong attendance and academic success in future years. By middle and high school, poor attendance is even more predictive of dropout. Each absence represents a preventable lost opportunity to learn in the classroom. We can't afford to view absenteeism as merely a lack of compliance with school rules.
The Alexander County School System is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the website or if you are unable to access a page or document on the website, you may contact the Communications Department via email at email@example.com or by phone at 828-632-7001.
Parents...please plan to use multiple communication sources for weather-related information over the next few days. The school system will continue to use the automated call system to alert parents of school delays, dismissals, and cancellations. In the event you do not receive a call, you should also check the district website, district social media, WACB AM 860 radio, or Breaking News with the Taylorsville Times.
The likelihood that all surrounding school systems will also be making calls during the same timeframe is extremely high. This could overload phone lines and cell towers. In addition, schools may not have all student data updated with the call system since we are only in the third week of school.
Thank you for your cooperation.