Speaking of Schools

 

Want to be in-the-know about the two school districts in Orange County? Check in to Speaking of Schools every two weeks on News on The Hill, a brand new segment that features leaders from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools system and Orange County Schools system!

 

Speaking of Schools: Hillary MacKenzie of Orange County Schools

Chair of the Orange County Schools Board of Education Hillary MacKenzie joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on Speaking of Schools. She shares details on recent changes to two schools’ names, as well as details on summer programs, the 2021 Virtual Academy and preparations for the fall.

Speaking of Schools: Tim Gibson of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ Executive Director of Elementary Schools Tim Gibson joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell for Speaking of Schools! He discusses the ongoing summer programming for the school district, as well as some preparations and hopes for the new academic year this fall.

Speaking of Schools: Rodney Trice of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

This week on Speaking of Schools, 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell is joined by new CHCCS Chief Equity & Engagement Officer Rodney Trice. While Trice is new to this position at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, he’s no stranger to the district. He shares thoughts on equity at CHCCS and his approach to the position.

Speaking of Schools: Hillary MacKenzie of Orange County Schools

This week, 97.9 The Hill’s Elle Kehres spoke with the Chair of the Orange County Board of Education Hillary MacKenzie about vaccination plans for students 12 and older, mask mandates in the classroom, and plans for the fall semester! Also: teacher appreciation week and a look into the renaming process of two Hillsborough schools.

Speaking of Schools: Jillian La Serna of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

As the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ year is beginning to finish, Chair of the Board of Education Dr. Jillian La Serna joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell. She shares updates on how the transition to classrooms went over the last month and preparation for the fall. Plus: budget requests, updates on graduation plans and excitement for the new Chapel Hill High building!

Speaking of Schools: Superintendent Monique Felder of Orange County Schools

Orange County Schools Superintendent Dr. Monique Felder joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to bring updates from around the school district. She shares how the transition to Plan A has gone, as well as where graduation and fall plans currently stand. Plus: what can parents expect from Orange County Schools’ Summer Program?

Speaking of Schools: Superintendent Nyah Hamlett of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Nyah Hamlett joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on the first day elementary school students begin a Plan A in-person learning model. She shares details on successes and challenges determined so far, as well as details on their role in the FAFSA Challenge and this week’s school board meeting.

Speaking of Schools: Hillary MacKenzie of Orange County Schools

This week, Chair of the Orange County Schools Board of Education Hillary MacKenzie joins 97.9 The Hill. She shares how the hybrid learning plan has gone for the district, as students in grades 2-12 began it in early March. Plus: preview of tonight’s school board meeting, details on school renaming and other news from around Orange County Schools.

Speaking of Schools: Jillian La Serna of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

As the district prepares to welcome students to classrooms on an accelerated timeline, Chair of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board Jillian La Serna joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell. She shares top tips parents need to know before the hybrid learning model kicks in, as well as how vaccination efforts are going for the district’s staff.

Speaking of Schools: Kathleen Dawson of Orange County Schools

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Dawson joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to talk about recent news from the Orange County Schools district. She shares updates on preparation for in-person learning, as students’ orientation begins this week. Plus: educators’ emotions on being prioritized in Group 3 of vaccine distribution and reasoning behind the Cameron Park Elementary School’s name being changed.

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