The Wilkes County Schools Board of Education is joining Johnston County Schools in a pair of lawsuits against the State Retirement System, after it, too, was given a bill to help pay for the pension of its newly-retired school superintendent, which also exceeded a recently created state cap.
The Wake County school system is abandoning a proposal to convert eight traditional-calendar elementary schools to a year-round schedule for the 2017-18 school year after parents voiced opposition in a survey. Wake will look for other ways to help those high-poverty schools. But the school board voted Tuesday on converting Walnut Creek Elementary to a year-round schedule for the 2016-17 school year because parents there have supported the change.
The Bulldogs excelled in the relays to guide them to another girls’ state championship while Hillside star Marcus Krah took boys’ MVP honors, steering the Hornets to their first state crown since 2000.
The Cleveland and Chapel Hill girls track and field teams flirted with the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A state team lead, but the Triangle schools settled for second and fourth place, respectively.
Corinth Holders played right with the favored Trojans (24-4) for five innings, went ahead in the sixth, only to see that lead slip away in the bottom half of the inning. Then, down to its last out, Alec Seaton, the ninth batter in the Pirate order, doubled to force extra innings.