Board of Education Public Notice:  The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill Resource Center, 509 West Concord Street, Morganton, North Carolina 28655.  The agenda for the meeting is attached.



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BCPS announces food distribution updates
BCPS announces food distribution updates
Posted on 8/13/2020
Please read the following updates for Burke County Public Schools food distribution that will take effect, the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 17. ...
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GEAR UP continues to serve students amidst pandemic
GEAR UP continues to serve students amidst pandemic
Posted on 7/31/2020
Students within Burke County Public Schools are still being served by GEAR UP, which is a grant-based program out of Appalachian State University that gives students opportunities to learn about educational options after high school. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Under ...
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A Letter from Chairman Armour
A Letter from Chairman Armour
Posted on 7/31/2020
I am writing as Chairman of the Burke County Schools to address the decision of the School Board on July 27, 2020 to begin the school year in Plan C or remote only until at least September 14, 2020. The decision was made during a public meeting following significant discussion and debate. ...
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Backpack Registration
Backpack Registration
Posted on 7/30/2020
We will not be able to hold a back-to-school bash and backpack give away this year. But thanks to Burke County United Way, The Outreach Center and Chartwells, we will still have backpacks and schools supplies to give to students. Backpacks will be handed out at school, but students must register by ...
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Board votes for BCPS to open remotely
Board votes for BCPS to open remotely
Posted on 7/27/2020
The Burke County Board of Education has voted for Burke County Public Schools to operate under remote learning between Aug. 17 and Sept. 11. The vote to revert to Plan C came during a special called meeting on Monday, July 27. Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases in Burke County, the plan has ...
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