Recent News

Middle school students in a Burke County Public School’s summer engineering camp construct a tiny house. Burke County Public Schools ranks high on a recent list of best school districts in the state.
BCPS ranks No. 22 on list of best districts in state
08/16/2019
A national website that researches schools ranks Burke County Public Schools 22nd overall and tied for third compared to districts its size on a list of the best school districts in North Carolina. The site, Niche.com, released its new 2020 Best Schools rankings earlier this month. On its list, Burke County Public Schools is the 13th best district for teachers, the 14th best place to teach and the 15th safest district in North Carolina out of 115 school districts.
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School system, college focus on student success
08/14/2019
Leaders from Burke County Public Schools and Western Piedmont Community College recently gathered for a special called meeting led by Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam to discuss workforce development. Burke County Public Schools plays an integral part in Western Piedmont Community College’s enrollment and together the two teams discussed ways to get more students involved in workforce programs and earn college credits while still in high school.
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New insurance deal covers BCPS students
08/12/2019
All Burke County Public Schools students are now covered under a Pre-K-12 accident insurance program should they become injured during a school-sponsored event. The Burke County Board of Education recently approved the district-paid coverage policy as a secondary insurance policy for students and student athletes. The policy covers students during school time activities and athletes during sports activities and kicks in after any other insurance policies have been paid. The plan was purchased through QBE and cost $28,475.
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Contact Public Relations Officer Cheryl M. Shuffler at cmshuffler@burke.k12.nc.us or 828-438-2989

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