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New Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning at Orange High School

In the next few days you may notice a large well drilling rig and testing apparatus in the areas close to the athletic fields at Orange High School.  This is one of the first steps to the process of designing and installing a new Geothermal Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System for the school, as funded by the bond passed by Orange County voters in November 2016.  These folks will only be on site for a week or two drilling two test wells and performing conductivity and soil testing for the site. 


Recent Announcement on Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 6 SEPTEMBER 2017- Recently, the federal government has released guidance on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The school system cannot provide advice in terms of immigration law, but the Board of Education and the school system stands resolutely for equal access to public education for immigrant children.


Orange County Schools Makes Improvement in Growth and Achievement

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 7 SEPTEMBER 2017- On Thursday September 7, 2017, the North Carolina State Board of Education officially released achievement data for North Carolina school districts. The achievement outcomes are a result of the continued efforts by the staff and students of Orange County Schools (OCS). Efforts to improve the quality of the learning experience for all students are producing results as we continue our implementation of the district’s strategic plan.


A Message for our Families about the new Dress Code Policy

The Orange County Schools Board of Education unanimously passed a new dress code policy at its August 14th regular business meeting. Throughout the 2016-17 school year, the Board and staff have engaged in an informed process to understand the needs, challenges, and opportunities for our school system. The new dress code policy reaffirms the district’s commitment to provide our students the best possible education to prepare them for their future endeavors.


Welcome Back

The start of each new school year always brings excitement and anticipation!  When I was a principal I used to tell students, that each new school year is an opportunity.  For some, it is an opportunity to start fresh and to do things differently.  For others, it is an opportunity to continue on a path of success.  Regardless of which one, it is an opportunity to be the best that you can be. 


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.



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