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  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications Available

    Alexander County Schools announced its updated free and reduced eligibility guidelines for families unable to pay the full price of meals served in the schools through the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. The federal guidelines are used to determine eligibility for family-size gross income. Children from families who currently receive SNAP, TANF or Work First benefits should receive a letter from the school nutrition office regarding direct certification. If you receive these benefits and do not receive a letter, please contact Kathy Caudle at 828-632-7001 ext. 211. Families whose gross income is below the figures shown above are eligible for free or reduced priced meals and need to complete an application. A link to the electronic application and a parent letter can be found by clicking the menu icon at the top of the page.

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  • Changes to School Bus Transportation and School Hours for Elementary and Middle Schools

    Alexander County Schools announced consolidated elementary and middle school bus routes. The consolidation will save the school system up to an estimated $240,000 by parking seven yellow buses. Advantages to the consolidation are reduced ride times for many students, increased state efficiency rates, less travel for 30-day inspections and refueling, and better compliance on special routes. The change will increase deadhead time (travel time without students), elementary early dismissal days will require double runs, and the coordination of yellow school bus use for field trips. List are the new elementary and middle start and end times as well as times for the high school and early college.

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

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  • Taylorsville True Value Donates Paint to Schools

    Alexander County Schools appreciate the donation of paint from the Taylorsville True Value store. The donation is part of the Paint a Brighter Future program with True Value's Foundation. Pictured at Taylorsville Elementary School are Taylorsville Store Manager Jeff Davis, Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner, teachers - Jessica Herman and Tara Geiger, Instructional Coach Kelly This, teacher Emily Durmire, School Maintenance Director Chris Campbell, and store owner LaShae Bock. Pictured at Stony Point Elementary School are Taylorsville Store Manager Jeff Davis, Superintendent Jennifer Hefner, Principal Andy Palmer, School Maintenance Director Chris Campbell, and store owner LaShae Bock.

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  • Anonymous Reporting Tip Line Added to Website

    Click on the mobile phone graphic under Connect with Us to see the anonymous reporting tip line form. Students, parents, staff and community members are encouraged to report acts of school bullying, harassment , and school safety concerns.

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  • Summer Meal Program - Breakfast

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  • Summer Meal Program - Lunch

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  • Administrative changes announced

    Dr. Lisa Harrington will serve as coordinator of the Student Success Center at Alexander Central High School effective June 17. Dr. Harrington has served as the principal of East Alexander Middle School for over three years. She holds an educational specialist degree and doctorate in educational leadership from Appalachian State University.

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  • Administrative changes announced

    Dr. Angela Charles will serve as the principal of East Alexander Middle School beginning June 17. Dr. Charles has served as the administrator of the Student Success Center for three years. She holds an educational specialist degree and doctorate in educational leadership from Wingate University.

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  • Lail named principal at West Alexander Middle School

    Jacob Lail will be the principal at West Alexander Middle School effective July 2019. Lail has served as ...(Read More)

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

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  • Congratulations to the 2019 Of the Year Winners

    Pictured left to right front row: Charmion Frizsell - Principal of the Year, Mike Millsaps - Classified Support Staff of the Year, and Kristen Jolly - Certified Support Staff of the Year. Back row: Melissa Canter - Beginning Teacher of the Year and Katie Smith - Teacher of the Year

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

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  • Don't forget the Apple Blossom Festival

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  • Thank you to our amazing principals!

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  • Watch the Special Called Board Meeting on our Youtube channel 5:30 p.m.

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

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  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    A message from Alexander County Schools' Autism Team: World Autism Awareness Day is a global event designed to recognize individuals living with autism. Among several activities that will be promoted in Alexander County Schools during the month of April, we ask you to show your support of our students with autism on April 2, 2019, by wearing BLUE. It is our hope to continue to spread understanding and acceptance of individuals with autism as well as celebrate the unique traits and talents each individual possesses.

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  • ACS Strategic Plan 2019-2022

    The 2019-2022 Strategic Plan is available for download or print at this link.

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

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