Day three of EdNC's in-depth look at Hoke County Schools: "Why not us, why not now?"
Day Three: The Hoke County Way
Day two of EdNC's in-depth look at Hoke County Schools: Problem solved. "Identify the challenge+Identify the solution+Implement the solution=Problem solved"
Day Two: The Hoke County Way
"This week, EdNC offers an in-depth look at the Hoke County Schools. A lead plaintiff in the Leandro lawsuit – which established that each child in North Carolina has a state constitutional right to a sound, basic education – this rural, low-wealth school system under the leadership of Dr. Freddie Williamson has adopted a no excuses philosophy to educating students in poverty with buy-in from all of the stakeholders in the county. The Hoke County Way is all about the learners and the learning. It’s nonnegotiable."
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hoke County Board of Education will resume its April 14, 2015 recessed board meeting beginning at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 22, for the purpose of hearing a confidential student appeal and any other business that may properly come before the board. The meeting will convene in the Administrative Offices, 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, North Carolina 28376.
Hoke County Schools will host its annual Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, April 25th from 8:00am until 12:00pm at East Hoke Middle School. For questions, please contact our Human Resources Department at (910) 875-3658.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE HOKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER AWARD OF PROPOSED GUARANTEED ENERGY SAVINGS CONTRACT PURSUANT TO G.S. 143-64.17B (b)AND G.S. 143.318.12(b)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, pursuant to G.S. 143-64.17B(b) and G.S. 143-318.12(b), the Hoke County Board of Education (“Board”) shall hold a special meeting beginning at 8AM on Friday, April 3, 2015, at the Board’s Conference Room, 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, N.C. 28376, for the purpose of considering the award of a proposed guaranteed energy savings contract (“contract”), said contract to be entered into by and between the Board and Trane U.S. Inc. for the purpose of providing the Board with evaluation, recommendation or implementation of energy conservation measures at the Board’s schools and other facilities, including the design and installation of equipment or the repair or replacement of existing equipment or meters, in which all payments, except obligations on termination of the contract before its expiration, are to be made over time, and in which energy savings are guaranteed to exceed costs. The Board shall also consider approval of financing of the contract. Members of the public may review the proposed contract by contacting the Administrative Assistant to the Board, Ms. Nancy Walker, at the Board’s offices, 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, North Carolina 28376, (910) 875-4106.
The Hoke County Board of Education has approved the school calendars for the 2015-2016 school year. New in 2015-2016 will be two half student days and half mandatory teacher workdays. Graduation for Hoke County High School is also marked on this new calendar.
Click the red arrow beside the file name below to download the calendars:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hoke County Board of Education will hold a special meeting beginning at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 2, 2015 to consider and possibly adopt a resolution regarding a special tax funding source for the proposed Hoke County High School addition, and such other business as may come before the Board. The meeting will be held at the Administrative Offices, 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, North Carolina 28376.
Superintendents from across North Carolina recently unveiled the “North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools.” The guide, created with participation and support from superintendents of all North Carolina’s school districts, reflects priorities for enhancing pre-K-12 education in the state and specific strategies to achieve those goals.
The goals and focus areas include:
Prepared Graduates | All North Carolina students will graduate prepared for college, careers, and citizenship.
Assessment | School districts will use multiple, balanced, and appropriate assessments to measure student growth and achievement.
Instructional Delivery | All North Carolina public school students will receive high quality instruction delivered by the nation’s best teachers.
Digital Learning | North Carolina will embrace digital learning to transform our public schools and communities.
Human Capital | Develop North Carolina’s human capital for the provision of high-quality public education.
Funding Public Education | North Carolina will rank 25th nationwide in public school funding by 2025.
To view the full report, North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools, please open the attached file.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, Hoke County Schools will have a 2 hour delay for all students and staff on Wednesday, 1/14/15. We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions throughout the evening and Wednesday morning.