Macon County Schools

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    Macon County education forum flops

    A November 14 education forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Macon County Democratic Party “was held at an almost empty Franklin High School auditorium,” according to an article in the Smokey Mountain News. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason why some events succeed and…
    Terry Stoops, November 20, 2013
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    A victory for those who value local control

    State Administrative Law Judge Joe Webster ruled that Macon County Schools can start classes on August 4, as planned. As I described in a previous Locker Room post, the State Board of Education granted Macon County Schools a waiver to begin classes before August 25, the statutory school…
    Terry Stoops, July 26, 2011
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    Macon County calendar controversy

    The Franklin Press reports, The Macon County Board of Education passed a resolution at a special called meeting on Monday authorizing its lawyers to intervene in a petition filed by Highlands resident Sabrina Hawkins and the Save Our Summers-North Carolina group to prevent Macon County from beginning classes on…
    Terry Stoops, July 22, 2011