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    It is the mission of Scotland County Schools to develop responsible, productive citizens by providing an excellent education for the children through engaging instruction.  Partnering with families and the community, we will ensure every child's academic, social, emotional, and physical needs are met in a safe, nurturing environment. 

  • Summer Hours

    Scotland County Schools will implement a modified weekly work schedule for all facilities, centers, and school sites beginning June 7 and ending August 6, 2021. 


    All district facilities will be open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    All facilities will be closed on Fridays.

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    NEWS RELEASE                                                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: David L. (Dave) Wells

    Communications/Public Relations Specialist

    Scotland County Schools

    910.277.4459 ext. 345


    Boayue Selected Principal of Shaw Academy

     Scotland County Schools has named Mr. Philip Boayue as the new Principal at Shaw Academy. Mr. Boayue was approved for the new post during the July 26th Board of Education Committee of the Whole meeting. He replaces Mr. Brent Smith, who was named Principal of Scotland High School. Phillip Boayue currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Westover Middle in Fayetteville, his fourth year in that position. Mr. Boayue holds 18 years of educational experience as a classroom teacher and administrator. Prior to his administrator role he served in various education positions as a science and social studies teacher in Cumberland and Wake County. Mr. Boayue is also a 24 year Army Veteran who is currently serving as a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army Reserves.

    Mr. Boayue stated: “I am very grateful to be a new member of the Scotland County community. I look forward to building onto the the great works Shaw Academy has produced and meeting the amazing students, staff, and community that make this such a remarkable place to be a part of.”

    Scotland County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand commented:  "I am excited about the future of Shaw Academy under the leadership of Mr. Boayue. He is passionate about learning for all students and adults, believes in using data to guide interventions for success and has a gift for developing relationships. Mr. Boayue's education, military, and community service experiences are a value-add to Scotland County Schools."

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  • The North Carolina Education Corps is on a mission to build a better North Carolina and better Scotland County by providing high-quality whole child and academic support to our Scotland County School students. We seek community-minded change makers to help our youngest learners transition from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn.’ If you are interested in working with our Scotland County School students in a part-time paid position, please apply by 8/3/21 to join the SCS Education Corps Team at

    Rachel G. Burris Ed.D
    Director of Beginning Teacher Support and Licensure   
    Scotland County Schools
    (910) 276-1138 ext. 306 

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    NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: David L. (Dave) Wells

    Communications/Public Relations Specialist

    Scotland County Schools

    910.277.4459 ext. 345


    School Board and County Commissioners Reach a Budget Agreement

     LAURINBURG, N.C. (July 15, 2021) –  The Scotland County Schools Board of Education and Administration met on Wednesday evening (July 14th,) with the Scotland County Board of Commissioners at the Honeycutt Center on the Richmond CC Scotland Campus. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the 2021-2022 budget for Scotland County Schools. After discussion a final amount of $10,000,000.00 was agreed upon. Both boards agreed that moving forward with the purpose of giving students the best possible education is what is most important.

    Scotland County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand stated: “I am elated that all parties involved were able to sit down for an honest and open discussion regarding the budget. I truly believe that the best interests of our students was the number one priority for all.  I am excited to move forward in planning for the upcoming year and look forward to a very bright future for Scotland County Schools.”


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  • Scotland County Schools Board/Executive Leadership Team Hold a Retreat  

    LAURINBURG, N.C. (July 12, 2021) – Scotland County Schools Board of Education and Administration met on Sunday, July 11, 2021, for a board retreat. The meeting was held in the Media Center on the campus of Scotland High School. During the 4-hour meeting those in attendance participated in group learning exercises, heard an update regarding “Salary Spiking101” and recent legislation from Attorney, Lindsay V. Smith with Tharrington - Smith, LLC. Also the Board then heard presentations from Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand, Executive Cabinet members and Administrative staff regarding each department’s five year goals and strategies as they pertain to the Superintendent’s Post Entry Report and the 5-year Strategic Plan for Scotland County Schools. One of the exercises involved a “Speed Dating” theme between the Executive Cabinet and Board Members resulted in great dialogue. “Speed Dating” is an organized social activity in which people meet for short conversations to determine mutual interest. Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand explained that the format of “speed dating” would allow Executive Cabinet and Board Members to share information and begin to build better working relationships.

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    At the end of the retreat, many commented on the positives, learning about individual purposes, ideas, and expectations for success that came from the presentations and exercises. Both Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand and Board Chair, Rick Singletary deemed the meeting a huge success as evidenced by active participation and feedback that will support the Leadership team with The Summer Leadership Academy scheduled for August 3-4, 2021.


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  • Shaw Academy’s Brent Smith Selected to Lead Scotland High School


    Scotland County Schools is pleased to announce that Brent Smith has been named the new principal of Scotland High School.

    Smith, join the district in 2015 leading Spring Hill Middle School and is currently the principal at Shaw Academy. He has over 20 years’ experience as an educator with 15 of those years as a school administrator. Smith has 9 years’ experience as a principal. During his tenure at Shaw Academy, the school met growth and has steadily increased its graduation rates to all-time highs.

    Principal Smith says, ‘I feel honored to have been selected as the next leader of Scotland High School and to work with all staff and students through our new strategic plan. As a proud member of the Scotland County Schools community, I know how important Scotland High School is for our school system as well as our community and I am humbled and extremely proud to have such an amazing opportunity to lead such a great school.’

    Mr. Smith received his undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds an Ed.S in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University and is continuing with his studies at East Carolina.  Mr. Smith began his administrative experience with Guilford County Schools in 2006 serving at Ben L. Smith High School and at Walter Hines Page High School in Greensboro. He has also coached basketball, tennis and has been an athletic director.

    Scotland County Schools Superintendent Dr. Takeda LeGrand stated, “Principal Smith is well equipped to lead Scotland High School and his experiences in teaching, leadership, operations, and athletics will aid him in serving Scotland County well for years to come.” 

    Mr. Smith will assume his new role on August 1, 2021.


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