On Monday, the McDowell County Board of Education will meet in the board room of the Central Office at 6:30 p.m.

During the first part of the meeting, student recognitions are slated for Evelyn Kinninger as the elementary school winner for the N.C. Forest Service Association statewide essay contest. Two curriculum features will be presented by high school principals and Donna Pyatt, Allison Styles, Hank Hunt of the NCCAT Teacher Leadership Academy.

Under unfinished business, Superintendent Mark Garrett will give an update on the Old Fort project.

In new business, Take 2 Camp dates will be announced, and a resolution will be read from board chair Terry Frank on a resolution supporting local control of school calendars.

The resolution in part reads, “the current law essentially requires high school students to take first semester exams after the winter break, which negatively impacts test scores, according to students and educators,” and “restoring local control of school calendars will allow local boards of education to best meet the calendar preferences of the families, educators and businesses in our community while allowing for innovative experimental approaches to improve student achievement.”

For more information, www.mcdowell.k12.nc.us.

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