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Board of Education to hear Asbury update



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Lincoln County’s Board of Education will receive an update regarding the Design Build Contract for Asbury Alternative School on Tuesday.

The Times-News previously reported that the Lincoln County Board of Education voted at its March meeting to begin contract negotiations with R.J. Leeper Construction, headquartered in Charlotte. If a negotiation has not been reached, the board will be able to move to its second choice, Hickory Construction Company, located in Hickory, or its third choice, G.I. Wilson Building Company of Statesville.

Curriculum Committee members will lead a presentation regarding the Read to Achieve-Local Alternative Assessment. According to the North Carolina State Board of Education’s website, the Read to Achieve program is part of HB 950 Excellent Public Schools Act, which became law July 2012 and was first implemented during the 2013-2014 school year. Under this state law, third-grade students who are not reading at grade level by the end of third grade will receive special help, including summer reading camp and other interventions to make sure they can read well enough to be able to successfully compete fourth-grade assignments. Committee members are also scheduled to share their recommendations regarding a new course proposal for the Lincolnton High School JROTC.

Several student and school award recipients are scheduled to be honored during Tuesday’s meeting. Special recognition will be given to the NC Poetry Out Loud State Finalist, the 2014 Elementary School Battle of the Books, the 2014 Middle School Battle of the Books and the Middle School Association Support Person to Watch.

Other reports schedule to be presented Tuesday night include:

  • School Facility Requests and School Sponsored Sales Report
  • Fixed Asset Disposal Report
  • Quarterly Budge Update Report
  • Construction/Facility and Support Services Update Report
  • Construction/Repair and Service Contracts Report
  • School Renovations/Projects Report

The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold its open session board meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Schools office on North Generals Blvd. The public is also invited to attend the Special Called Budget and Finance Committee Meeting at 5 p.m. A Call to Order closed session meeting is scheduled from 6:30-7 p.m.



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