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The Burke County Board of Education will  meet on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill Resource Center, 509 West Concord Street, Morganton, North Carolina 28655.

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Icard Elementary moves to remote learning due to COVID cases
Icard Elementary moves to remote learning due to COVID cases
Posted on 10/20/2020
Burke County Public Schools was made aware today of a cluster of at least five or more related positive COVID-19 cases at Icard Elementary School. As a result, Icard Elementary School will move to Plan C instruction until Thursday, Nov. 5. All learning at Icard will move from in-person to remote whi ...
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BCPS ranks No. 20 on list of best districts in state
BCPS ranks No. 20 on list of best districts in state
Posted on 10/19/2020
A national website that researches schools ranks Burke County Public Schools 20th overall and third compared to districts its size on a list of the best school districts in North Carolina. The site, Niche.com, recently released its new 2021 Best Schools rankings. On this list, Burke County Public Sc ...
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Lora Austin named Principal of the Year
Lora Austin named Principal of the Year
Posted on 10/15/2020
Burke County Public Schools has named Walter Johnson Middle School Principal Lora Austin the 2020-2021 Principal of the Year for the district. Austin’s fellow Burke County Public Schools principals nominated her for the honor, and she was chosen following an interview panel session. ...
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Schools Earn 5210 Recognition
Schools Earn 5210 Recognition
Posted on 10/13/2020
Salem Elementary School continued its healthy tradition by earning a second award from the 5210 Healthy Together program sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge. The Drexel Wolverines also focused on brain breaks during class lessons and started a PE Club and archery team coordinated by ...
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BCPS benefits from $29.5 million Appalachian GEAR UP grant
BCPS benefits from $29.5 million Appalachian GEAR UP grant
Posted on 10/07/2020
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $29.5 million GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant to Appalachian State University for funding to begin this academic year (effective Sept. 30). The scope of the grant includes Burke County Public Schools and ...
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