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The Ashe County Board of Education has received an offer of $150,000.00 for the purchase of the Fleetwood Elementary School property located at 8996 Highway 221 South, Fleetwood, NC 28626. This property contains approximately 3.8 acres and improvements (school buildings, paving, and fencing).
An increased offer not less than $157,550.00 may be submitted in writing to the Ashe County Board of Education at 320 South Street, Jefferson, NC 28640 within ten (10) days from the date of publication of this notice. Any increase offer must include a deposit of five percent (5.00%) of the amount of the increased offer. If an increased offer is received, the property will be re-advertised at the amount of the increased offer.
For further information, please contact Phyllis Yates, Superintendent of the Ashe County Schools, at the contact information listed below. This notice is issued pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 160A-269.
Issued this the 6th day of December 2016.
Ashe County Board of Education
By:       Phyllis Yates, Superintendent
            P.O. Box 604 (320 South Street)
            Jefferson, NC  28640
            Tel: (336) 246-7175
            Email:  phyllis.yates@ashe.k12.nc.us

Date of publication:     December 9, 2016     
December Student of the Month

Colby J. is a senior, scheduled to graduate in this year.  He's a great CTE student taking classes like welding, cabinet making, drafting, and career management.  Colby's plans after high school are to continue assisting his father in the furniture making business at The Barnwood Place and work in the logging industry.  Colby feels CTE classes have been a great help to him in determining his career plans.  ​
Updated Guide to School Closings and Delays

2016-17 English Spanish

Bus Driver Class

There will be a bus driver training on December 6th, 7th, and 8th at the Ashe Early Learning Center (Old West Jefferson Elementary School) located at 406 School Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694.  These sessions are from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm each day.  Call (336) 846-9103 if you have questions.  Please bring your social security card, driver's license, and a pen/pencil.
State School Report Cards

The North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction has now released the State School Report Cards for the 2015/16 school year.  Individual school snapshots will be going home with students in the coming days, as well as being placed on each school's website.  The District Snapshot is available here and you may also access the full state reports by going to http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/src/​ .

District Snapshot - English
District Snapshot - Spanish
Ashe County Schools Celebrate National Principals Month

Principals are among the hardest working, yet often lease recognized individuals in education.  Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success.  National Principals Month is your opportunity to say “thank you” to principals everywhere and to share with the community all the great things that principals do.  Central Services administration and the Board of Education wants to recognize our principals and give a big “shout-out” to all the work, time and energy they give to our students, staff and families.  We understand that principals love what they do and enjoy the many opportunities to share in the learning journeys of the children in their schools.
During the month, Ashe County Schools selects their Principal of the Year.  A committee is developed to meet and interview all five principals and assist in the selection.  This year, Mrs. Callie Grubb, principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School, has been named the Ashe County Schools 2016-2017 Principal of the Year.  Mrs. Grubb is in her fifth year at Blue Ridge.  One teacher stated, “She is a great principal to work for.  She has the ability to open up her mind to multiple perspectives.  This allows her to make informed decisions that incorporates the viewpoints of many stakeholders.”  “Mrs. Grubb is a leader and mentor for Blue Ridge students,” stated a Blue Ridge student.   “Since Mrs. Grubb’s time as principal, she has led the school to implement The Leader in Me model.  She models the Leader in Me program at BRES.  She has a big heart and always puts the students first.  Her knowledge and professionalism makes her a great leader to work for,” spoken by one of her teachers.  She will represent Ashe County Schools as she advances to the Region 7 Principal of the Year Interviews in November.

Congratulations and thanks to all our school administrators!

Callie Grubb, Blue Ridge Elementary
David Blackburn, Mountain View Elementary
Jennifer Robinson, Westwood Elementary
Dustin Farmer, Ashe County Middle School
Jason Krider, Ashe County High School
Elaine Cox Named NCAEOP District 3 Administrator of the Year.

Beginning Teachers Attended the 40th Anniversary of Gamma Delta Chapter Meeting

On Saturday, our beginning teachers were invited to the 40th Anniversary of Gamma Delta Chapter at Jefferson Landing.  As you can see in the picture, many attended.  Dr. June Atkinson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction was a guest and she is pictured with them.  They were recognized as new teachers in Ashe County and given a gift.
Kenneth Richardson Receives NCPSMA Maintenance Director of the Year

At the 44th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Public School Maintenance Association (NCPSMA) held in Atlantic Beach September 21-23, Kenneth Richardson was named the 2016 Saffelle/NCPSMA Maintenance Director of the Year.  This prestigious award is based upon Kenneth’s support of the Association, his role as a maintenance director and his contributions to the community.  Kenneth has been an active member of NCPSMA for 30 years and has served on the Association’s Advisory Board since 2006.  He has worked in the school system’s Maintenance Department for 32 years, becoming the director in July 2000.  Kenneth was honored at the banquet on Friday night.
Kenneth was also recognized at the board meeting on Monday, October 3, 2016.
Exceptional Children’s Teacher of Excellence

Alicia Giles is the Exceptional Children’s Teacher of Excellence and was recognized on September 22, 2016.
Ashe County Schools - Schedules

New Procedure Under Policy 4400 – Student Attendance
New Teachers in the Ashe County School System

School Jobs in NC - Powered by PeopleAdmin

NEW CLASSIFIED POSITION ADDED August 19, 2016.   Click here for more information.
NEW CERTIFIED POSITION ADDED August 19, 2016.  Click here for more information.

Ashe County Public Schools has launched a new employment application system.  The new "North Carolina School Jobs" online application system, powered by PeopleAdmin, ​provides an innovative way to streamline the hiring process.  Applicants will experience an enhanced, user friendly system when applying for positions. To apply for career opportunities, open the link below.

North Carolina School Jobs​

Click Here - Guide for Applying to Positions in NC School Jobs

The Human Resources Department will be available on Thursday afternoons from 2pm -4pm to assist applicants who want to apply for a position with Ashe County Schools but do not have internet access. Please call the HR Department at 336.246.7175 to schedule an appointment.
An email address is necessary, if you do not have one HR Dept. will assist you in setting up an account.

Other documents or information you will want to bring with you:
  • Copy of educational documents, ie high school diploma, or high school transcripts, or college transcripts, etc.  (Unofficial are acceptable)
  • List of references with phone numbers and email addresses, if applicable.
  • List of work experience with company name and dates of employment

Ashe County NC Pre-K Committee 2016/17 Meeting Schedule

  • September 22, 2016
  • November 17, 2016
  • January 19, 2017
  • March 16, 2017
  • Final meeting TBD 
The Committee is a public body subject to the Open Meeting Law that mandates each official meeting of a public body shall be open to the public and any person is entitled to attend such a meeting (G.S. Chapter 143, Article 33C) and Public Records Law that mandates public records and public information are the property of the people (G.S. Chapter 132) and must operate in accordance with their obligations under those statutes.
Attention Teachers - NCCAT Information
Student/Athletic Insurance Information for Parents
2016-17 ACS Teacher of the Year and Assistant of the Year

Teacher of the Year - Press Release
Teacher Assistant of the Year - Press Release

Not pictured:  Ann Combs, Assistant ACMS and Dwayne Farmer, Assistant ACHS
Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act Information Regarding Retirees and Substitutes.  Remember you must stay under 130 hours/16 days per pay period.
Additional Links:
High Deductible Health Plan 2015 Plan Summary
High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
NC Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools
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