Randolph County Board of Education

County school board approves new leadership team at Randleman Elementary

County school board approves new leadership team at Randleman Elementary

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Board of Education, at its regular business meeting Monday, made significant appointments to the leadership of Randleman Elementary School. A new principal, along with two part-time interim assistant principals, received appointments from the board. Shawn Shoptaw, the current Assistant Principal of Randleman Elementary School, was promoted to Principal, effective January 10, 2024. Shoptaw holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Auburn University (1997), a Master's in School Administration from Western Carolina University (2018), an MBA from Texas A&M University (2000) and a certification in Technology Education from N.C. A&T State University (2004). He is…
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Randolph County Board of Ed honors teachers and students, re-elects leadership

Randolph County Board of Ed honors teachers and students, re-elects leadership

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Schools Board of Education met Monday, Dec. 11 to honor educators, students, and to handle administrative matters. The board reelected Gary Cook as board chair and Sharon Farlow as vice chair. “I appreciate it,” Cook said. “It’s a lot of work and we talk a lot. Sometimes we have our moments, but you know, that’s okay. At the end of the day, I think this board… I watch some boards on Youtube and I hear stories and all, we’ve got something to be proud of. We really do because I truly believe the best interests…
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Randolph Board of Education recognizes educator award

Randolph Board of Education recognizes educator award

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Schools Board of Education met Monday, July 17, with primarily recognitions and informational items presented. The board opened the meeting by welcoming Randolph County Schools’ new public information officer, Amber Ward, who joined the staff following Tim Moody’s retirement after nearly 10 years of service to the county. “She’s going to be good,” said Board Chair Gary Cooke. “She’s one of us. We’ll miss Tim, though. He did a great job.” The board was presented with an update on their FY 2023-24 local budget. “The county commission approved our budget on the 19th of June,”…
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Randolph Board of Education approves proposed budget for 2023-24 school year

Randolph Board of Education approves proposed budget for 2023-24 school year

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Schools Board of Education met Monday, April 17, with recognitions as well as budgetary matters as the central parts of the agenda.  The board started the meeting by recognizing the two students from Randolph County who were selected for the North Carolina Governor's School.  “The North Carolina Governor’s School is a four-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses,” said Public Information Officer Tim Moody. “The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board…
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Randolph Board of Education approves SRO contracts for additional elementary school support

Randolph Board of Education approves SRO contracts for additional elementary school support

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Schools Board of Education met Monday, November 21, where they were given an update on SRO contracts, school improvement plans, and a potential calendar plan for future school years. The board was given an update on the school system’s new SRO contracts.   “It’s been in the works for a while to add some SRO presence at the elementary schools,” said Superintendent Stephen Gainey. “We wanted to make sure we could get the officers trained and recruited, and that was handled by the Sheriff’s Department. Just the need to have some presence there. Right now,…
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15 schools designated as low-performing by state assessment

15 schools designated as low-performing by state assessment

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Board of Education met Monday, where they were presented with the state assessments for all the schools in the district, particularly the low-performing schools. The board was given an update on the procedures for the preliminary plans for improvement/school improvement plans for schools that were designated as low-performing by the recent state assessments. The Department of Public Instruction identified 15 schools within the district that are designated as low-performing schools. Those schools are Coleridge Elementary School, Eastern Randolph High School, Franklinville Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Northeastern Randolph Middle School, Ramseur Elementary School, Randleman Elementary…
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Randolph County School System employees to receive bonus pay

Randolph County School System employees to receive bonus pay

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Board of Education met Monday and was presented with a resolution to provide bonus pay to nearly all of its employees. The board approved the resolution to provide COVID-19 Premium Pay to Randolph County School System Employees due to pandemic-related disturbances and staff shortages through the ESSER funds. “We have great staff members, they’re highly qualified, and they are loved and appreciated by our school system’s leadership and the board of education,” said Superintendent Dr. Stephen Gainey. “And so we want to present this tonight as a recommendation to try and keep staff members with…
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Randolph County Board of Education approves pay increase for School Nutrition Department staff

Randolph County Board of Education approves pay increase for School Nutrition Department staff

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Board of Education met June 29, when it approved pay increases for school nutrition department staff to fill vacancies and retain staff. “The school nutrition department is proposing an increase of 6.2-9.4% for all school-based School Nutrition classified employees, including school nutrition assistants, school nutrition assistant managers, and school nutrition managers,” said executive director of operations Dale Brinkley. “In addition, the school nutrition department is proposing a 5% increase for all school nutrition central services support staff. This increase will help prevent the compression in the salary schedule once the $15 minimum or 2.5% increase…
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Randolph Board of Education reverses tiered bus plan

Randolph Board of Education reverses tiered bus plan

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Board of Education met Monday, June 20 with the agenda consisting of a reversal of the new proposed busing plan and a revision to next year’s calendar.  At their last meeting, the board approved a pilot plan by the Transportation Department that would have changed how busing worked.  The plan would have been a pilot program involving Coleridge Elementary School, Farmer Elementary School, Franklinville Elementary School, Ramseur Elementary School, Tabernacle Elementary School, Southeastern Randolph Middle School, and Uwharrie Ridge 6-12 and would have changed pickup and drop off time for those students. The tiered plan…
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