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SUMMER SCENE: June Highlights/Survey Results from the District
BY THE NUMBERS: It has been a busy-busy June in Brunswick County Schools as we build off of the 2020-21 School Year and prepare for the upcoming 2021-22 School Year.
Here's a quick glance at some of the work underway as we close out the month of June...
Child Nutrition: The Summer Meals Curbside Student Meals program began on June 7th.
- 8,848 Breakfast and 9,957 Lunches served to students in the first 3 weeks alone. The free summer meals program runs through August 6, 2021.
Summer School: The Summer Learning Program began June 21 and is already showing success.
- 815 Elementary Students, 355 Middle School Students, and 621 total High School Students are enrolled in the BCS Summer Learning Program.
- More than 30 High School credits have already been recovered in the first week of Summer School.
- Click HERE for an example of the educational summertime fun inside the schools!
Transportation: The fleet of more than 150 buses are being prepped for the upcoming school year(deep cleans, maintenance, etc) while 45 are currently getting Summer School students to class and back home safely.
- Average number of students riding a BCS bus to school for the Summer Learning Program each day: 836
- Summer School Buses undergo daily cleaning including disinfectant fogging while parked on bus lots.
Survey Results: The results of the Virtual Learning Survey that gauged the interest in a Remote Learning Plan for the upcoming school year were presented during the June Committee Meetings. The survey was available to Elementary, Middle, and High School Parents/Guardians in May while school was still in session.
- With only 2% of the school community showing interest in a 100% remote learning format, the decision was made to not offer it as an option for the 2021-22 school year unless there is an unforeseen circumstance that deems remote learning necessary. All Brunswick County Schools will resume 100% Face to Face learning for the 2021-22 school year.
Finance: Successfully completed the 2021 Fiscal Year Budget and are ready to begin working on the 2022 FY process.
Human Resources: Renewed and board approved 760 Teacher contracts, 16 Principal/Assistant Principal contracts along with 415 new Summer School Employee contracts. Processed 79 retirements(38 taking place over the summer months)
Professional Development: Talk about lifelong learners! Here are just a couple of the professional development happenings in June...
- Completed a major Digital Learning Tech Camp that included 3 days of professional development for BCS educators from 36 experts involved in 71 sessions.
- Principals Pam Biggs, Allie Dixon, and Dr. Kimberly McDuffie are taking part in the Distinguished Leadership in Practice program by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals' Association. A huge shoutout to Principal Jonathan DeBerry who just graduated from the year-long program!
Graduations: And we can not forget....we celebrated more than 940 Seniors who walked across the stage during the Class of 2021 High School Graduations held on the WBHS, SBHS, and NBHS football fields(ECHS held on WBHS field).
Watch them here: https://www.youtube.com/user/BrunswickCoSchools
We are a Community of Learners!