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Class of 2020 - Graduation Update
On Wednesday, the Graduation Planning Committee reconvened with the addition of student and parent representation from SEarCH, Shaw Academy, and Scotland High School and discussed graduation ceremony options for the Class of 2020. The committee’s unanimous decision was to hold drive-thru graduation ceremonies now and if restrictions are lifted or lessened, to hold a more traditional graduation later.
During a special called Board of Education Meeting on May 21, district administration shared with the Board the committee's recommendation for graduation celebrations. The Board voted and approved the committee’s recommendation to hold the drive-thru graduation ceremonies on the following dates:
SEarCH – June 2 with a rain date of June 3
Shaw Academy – June 4 with a rain date of June 5
Scotland High School – June 8 – June 11 with a rain date of June 12
Principals will be posting and sharing with seniors tomorrow (Friday, May 22) a more specific schedule and individual graduation times for students.
In addition, the Board approved the date of July 18 as a date for a more traditional graduation ceremony should CDC and restrictions from the Governor’s Office allow.
Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN!
You can also print the registration packet forms here:
Kindergarten School Supply List:
One subject spiral notebook
Optional: Coffee Filters, Small white paper plates, Tissue, Hand Sanitizer, Storage Bags, Baby Wipes/Disinfectant Wipes
If you still have questions or need some additional information, click here to watch a short video from some of our district's kindergarten experts!
Pre-K Registration Update
Scotland County Schools is still accepting applications for the NC Pre-K program for the 2020-2021 school year.
The following information still applies:
*Be four years old by August 31st, 2020
*Meet program requirements
What to bring?
Parents should bring a copy of the child’s:
*Certified birth certificate
*Social security card
*Current immunization record
*Current health assessment
*Current dental screening
*Proof of residence
*Proof of income
Extended through June 12th
The elementary school in your attendance areas:
I.E. Johnson, Laurel Hill, South Scotland, Sycamore Lane and Wagram
Application packets are still available for pick up and return at the elementary school in your attendance zone
NC Pre-K Site Selection Application Request 2020-2022
Scotland County’s NC Pre-K Program is now accepting site applications from new professional agencies and child care centers interested in implementing the NC Pre-K Program for the 2020-2022 programs’ cycle year. The NC Pre-Kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K) is designed to provide high-quality educa- tional experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four- year-old children. All NC Pre-K programs must meet the NC Child Care Rules, including specific rules for administrators and teachers, the NC Pre-K Program requirements and other state-level policies. The NC Pre-K Program can be adminis- tered at the county or regional level by Local Education Agen- cies, Smart Start Agencies, or Community Action Agencies and must be operated in a 4 or 5-star-rated classroom(s) in public schools, child care centers and Head Start programs.
Please note the following public information:
- Application availability: May 12, 2020 at the A. B. Gibson Education Building.
- Public Meeting/Informational Session will be held at the A. B. Gibson Education Building on May 21, 2020 @ 2:00.
- Application deadline: on or before June 12, 2020 by 5:00.
- Two (2) original copies of the application must be hand de- livered to the A. B. Gibson Education Building, 322 S. Main St., Laurinburg, NC 28352, Attention: Barbara Adams. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
Scotland High School Registration
It's time to register for classes for the 2020-21 School Year! This information can also be found in Canvas, but below are links to the Course Selection Guide and Registration Form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your counselor.
For rising 9th graders (current 8th graders):
Click here to view the 2020-21 Course Selection Guide
Click here for the rising 9th grade registration form
For rising 10th - 12th graders (current 9th - 11th graders):
Click here to view the 2020-21 Course Selection Guide
Click here for the rising 10th - 12th grade registration form
Remember, if you have any questions or need any help, please contact your counselor (based on the first letter of your last name):
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY
By Scotland County Board of Education
The Scotland County Board of Education hereby offers for sale the former North Laurinburg Elementary School, at 831 North Gill Street, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 and will be auctioned beginning June 1, 2020, through GovDeals.com. The property is believed to consist of approximately 7.46+ acres of land and three school buildings within the city limits of Laurinburg.
- The Board hereby offers for sale the following properties by sealed bid with an upset bid:
- The former North Laurinburg Elementary School, as described in the deeds appearing of record at Book 2-W, Pages 21-29, and Book 2-W, Pages 58-63.
The property is offered for sale “as is,” “where is,” with no warranties, express or implied, and subject to the following terms:
- Minimum offer: $90,000.00;
- Existing HVAC equipment is included in the property for sale;
- Child nutrition equipment subject to prior claim by U.S.D.A. is not included in the sale;
- Does not include outside storage building(s);
- Does not include freezer;
- Does not include card reader at the front entrance;
- Does not include all fire extinguishers;
- Does not include all cameras;
- Does not include all phones;
- Does not include all lock cylinders;
- Does not include the intercom system;
- Does not include the Bard unit air-conditioner from the kitchen.
The buyer will be responsible for closing costs including deed preparation and revenue stamps as required by law. Please contact Mr. Cory Satterfield, Assistant Superintendent for Auxiliary Services, Scotland County Board of Education, A.B. Gibson Education Center, 322 South Main Street, Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352 for more information or a tour.
The property will be sold subject to the upset bid process of G.S. 160A-269. Once an initial offer is accepted, the offeror must make a deposit equal to 5% of the offer and send it to Mr. Cory Satterfield, Assistant Superintendent of Auxiliary Services, Scotland County Board of Education, A.B. Gibson Education Center, 322 South Main Street, Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352 (email@example.com). Notice of the amount of the offer will be published and upset bids solicited. If a qualifying upset bid is received within ten days, the property will be re-advertised at the increased bid. This process will continue until no further qualifying upset bids are received, at which time the Board of Education may accept an offer. Deposits will be refunded to offerors whose bids were not accepted by the Board.
Offers will be taken in the form of bids on GovDeals.com, (search for Scotland County Schools) then once the auction ends, the asset will be relisted for the purposes of the upset bid requirements. If no additional bids are garnered, the property will be awarded, if additional bids are placed the asset will again be relisted until no further bids are received, at which time the highest bidder will be awarded the property.
The Board reserves the right to withdraw the subject property from sale at any time and the right to reject any offer.
See Something. Say Something
Everyone is concerned about school safety. It has been, is, and will continue to be our Board and Administration's top priority for our schools to remain a safe place to learn. We have a multitude of safety measures and procedures in place in our schools and district offices, but we know that even with all the camera systems, drills, and exercises we conduct, our most valuable security system that we have on our campuses each day remains the many thousands of eyes and ears of our students and staff. We can’t stress enough how strongly we encourage anyone and everyone to say something to someone – a teacher, a counselor, an administrator, or law enforcement personnel – if they hear or see anything suspicious or ever have any concerns. Let us teach our children to always be kind. Let us do everything we can, with all that we can, to ensure that our schools and community remain safe.