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OCS Finance Office Receives High Recognition and Awards

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 30 JULY 2017- Orange County Schools (OCS) has earned recognition from three different organizations for excellence in the arena of financial reporting and management. The Association of School Business Officials and the Government Finance Officers Association awarded the school district certificates of excellence in financial reporting. The State Board of Education awarded OCS with the Recognition of Achievement in financial resource management. The three awards represent the district's diligent efforts to report timely about the district’s finances and use of resources.


Board of Education Supports Staff with Child-School Involvement Leave

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 22 MAY 2017- The Orange County Schools Board of Education reaffirmed its support of staff and their families by clarifying its Board Policy on Child-School Involvement Leave (policy 7510, Leave of Absence). Prior to the clarification, parents and guardians could only take unpaid leave under the provision of child-school involvement leave.


Orange County Schools Celebrates Mr. Chris Walker, the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 8 MAY 2017- Hillsborough Elementary School Teacher Mr. Chris Walker has earned the distinction of the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year for Orange County Schools. Mr. Walker is the Physical Education Teacher at Hillsborough Elementary and he is the lead Physical Education teacher for the school system. Also, Mr. Walker serves as the Men's Varsity Soccer Coach for Cedar Ridge High School and as the North Carolina Physical Education Association President.


Lara Jane Parker Award for Advocacy

Congratulations to Angie Waitt for receiving the Lara Jane Parker Award of Excellence. This award recognizes individuals who have direct instructional or therapeutic contact with a school-aged child (or children) with communication and physical challenges. The Lara Jane Parker Award is sponsored by the New Voices Foundation. The foundation's mission is to help children with severe communication and physical challenges maximize their learning potential. 



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