Brunswick County School Board

Local - January 6
5:29 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Brunswick County Elementary Schools Kick Off 2014 with Free Daily Breakfast

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For the first time, all Brunswick County elementary students can enjoy a free, daily breakfast at school. Last semester, kids qualified for either free, reduced or paid meals, depending on their families’ economic situations. Thanks to some state and federal reimbursement, as well as a unanimous School Board decision, the most important meal of the day is now an equal-opportunity affair. While few students took advantage of breakfast when school resumed last Thursday, WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that the school district expects participation to take off this week.

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Local - October 30
6:00 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Myrtle Grove Follows Murray Middle School's Lead in Seeking Exemption from New Education Laws

Wilmington's Myrtle Grove Middle School

Local educators are increasingly finding fault with new laws affecting public education. They say the state’s pay-for-performance compensation system will hinder collaborative learning environments, and that phased-out teacher tenure just strips teachers of their right to due process. Meanwhile, some legislators say the laws are meant to incentivize teachers and weed out the bad ones. In an effort to exempt their school from these measures, all of Murray Middle School’s teachers and support staff recently presented a signed petition to State Representative Ted Davis.

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