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Auditors outline improvements to school board bookkeeping

An auditor who has delved into the inner workings of the Mecklenburg County School Division textbook fund on Friday guided the School Board finance committee along a paper trail, pointing out many places where pieces of paper are missing.

Mecklenburg County schools likely to hit year-end budget target

If revenue and expenditures behave as expected, Mecklenburg County Schools will finish the year ending June 30 with $112,543 left over — just 1 percent of the budget, consultant Dr. James Blevins told the School Board Monday.

Not just another quiet day at the library

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Clockwise, Morgan Bright, Summer Bohannon, Abigail McGuire, Levi Bohannon, (arm of) Caedmon Russell, Joseph McGuire and Stinnett McGuire take in the beautiful illustrations as Eileen Barbieri reads “Saint George and the Dragon.”
“Saint George and the Dragon” enchanted a new generation this spring when librarian and actress Eileen Barbieri dramatized the classic tale for a group of home-schooled children.

Palmer sets retirement as Bluestone principal

Lindell Palmer, principal of Bluestone High School, is retiring following a 39-year career with Mecklenburg County Schools.

School Board agrees to budget reduced by $5 mil

The Mecklenburg County School Board on Thursday adopted a $43.5 million budget for the coming school year, almost $5.3 million leaner than the current one.

HCHS, HCMS sweep Eco-Meet

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Top, the Halifax County High School ecology team. Above, the team from Halifax County Middle School.
The 21th Annual Ecology Meet was held at the John H. Kerr Reservoir in Boydton, on April 21. The Halifax County Middle School and Halifax County High School teams placed first in the overall competition. Team members studied extensively and met weekly in preparation for the competition. Faculty advisors are Bedford Clements and Cassie Prevett (Halifax County Middle School), Andrea Lord and Ginger New (Halifax County High School).

Mecklenburg County schools eye loss of 51 positions

Only one speaker came to the podium at Monday’s Mecklenburg County School Board budget hearing to comment on the proposed $43.5 million spending plan for 2010-11.

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