Cary, NC – As people continue to age, senior care remains an important part of modern life. Waltonwood Cary Parkway is trying to introduce more people into senior care while also bolstering its own living community with a new internship program. Read more
Morrisville, NC – Parents want their children to pursue education and now local parents have a new option as Morrisville is home to North Carolina’s first Best in Class Education Center, which looks to give students personalized help from early years to college preparation. Read more
Wake County, NC – Thoughts for July 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Has the Legislature Enacted a Statewide Property Tax and Didn’t Tell Us?
While legislative leaders hold press conferences extolling teacher raises, their back room decisions amount to an illegal statewide property tax that claims more than one billion dollars from North Carolina’s property taxpayers.
This year more than eight cents of Wake’s property tax rate has been “stolen” by the state legislature to pay for state-required costs. That’s $120 million dollars that could have been used for counselors, nurses, social workers or technology support in our schools.
Wake County, NC – Thoughts for June 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Cathy Moore named Wake Superintendent
After a five-month nationwide search, the school board chose Cathy Moore as the 10th superintendent of the Wake public schools. Yes, she is the first woman and Latina to lead Wake’s schools, but neither characteristic is why she was hired.
The community told us they wanted a former teacher who would remain in the position for six or more years, someone who knew Wake County and the Wake schools and would be highly visible and accessible. Cathy Moore fits that profile. She is dedicated to the success of every child and eminently capable of leading the state’s largest school district to greater academic heights. Click here for more info about our new superintendent. Read more
Cary, NC – Nidhi Desai already stood out among local Girl Scouts when she earned the organization’s Gold Award, which fewer than 6 percent of scouts receive, but now she has earned further accolades, winning the Jane S. Barringer Award and a scholarship in the process. Read more
Cary, NC – “Hey, man, could you do a story about my summer rock camp?” It was Tom Teachout, entertainer, musician and Cary Elementary School music teacher. “This is going to be my last one. I’m moving to Nashville in July.” Read more
Cary, NC – Thoughts for May 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Chronic Underfunding of Our Schools has been Exposed!
Your Board of Education made a profound statement when it adopted the superintendent’s recommended budget as the Board’s Proposed Budget for 2018-19. The Board will request $58.9 million in additional, recurring local funding to meet the reduced class size mandate, open new schools, protect principal pay, expand counselor support for students, recruit and train new academic teachers, maintain excellent services to students with special needs and expand services for AIG students.
Cary, NC – Only two Cary artists are remembered with plaques in the artist’s circle in front of the Cary Arts Center. This Thursday, April 26, 2018, that second plaque was unveiled as Bobbi Hopp was honored for her service to the Cary arts community. Read more
Cary, NC – Last year, West Cary Middle School raised more than $3,000 for technology with its first ever Color Run. Now the PTA is bringing this fundraiser back with a goal of bringing in even more participants. Read more