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BY TERRY POPE
Quietly and peacefully, the
Brunswick County Board of Education
has agreed to ask county commissioners
for more than $4.4 million
in current expense funds for the
1930-86 school year.
Plans to adopt a 1985-86 school
calendar that would follow a six
weeks grading system rather than a
nine weeks system were placed on
hole! by the Brunswick County Begird
of Education Monday night.
Board members tabled discussion
on the calendar until its Thursday,
May 16, meeting in Southport at 7
p.m., when the board will also review
the school's curriculum with Assistant
Superintendent Ed Lemon.
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the Brunswick County chapter of the
N.C. Association of Educators,
presented the board with a calendar
last month recommended by the
teachers that called for students to
receive report cards every nine
weeks rather than every six weeks.
During the 1984-85 school year,
students received report cards every
Faught said 86 percent of the county's
teachers approved of the nine
weeks calendar last month before it
was presented to the board;
however, at Monday's meeting
Superintendent Gene Yarbrough
presented a calendar that called for a
six weeks grading period instead.
The revised calendar had been
recommended by the Brunswick
County principals, Faught said.
Students would still receive ten
holidays and ten vacation days, including
two weeks off for Christmas
vacation. Under the revised six
weeks calendar, school would begin
Tuesday, Sept. 3, and end June 12,
rather than June 11 as noted in the
nine weeks calendar.
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June 10 with North Brunswick followed
by South Brunswick, June 11 und
West Brunswick, June 12.
Students would receive two
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Former 13th Judicial District
Court Judge Robert Wayne long of
Shallotte pleaded no contest last
week to a driving while impaired
charge in Durham and received a
long, 37, was sentenced to 30 days
in jail, suspended for two years and
was also placed on two years unsupervised
probation. He was also
ordered to pay a $100 fine plus court
costs and to perform 24 hours of community
service in Brunswick County.
A Durham County District Court
judge also ordered that long not
drive until the S.C Department of
Motor Vehicles gives him back his
license. long had planned to plead
not guilty to the charge, he stated
shortly after his arrest, but decided
to plead no contest instead.
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The $4,423,440 current expense
budget represents a 13 percent increase
over last year's allocation
from the county. Only one change
was made in the budget request that
was prepared by school finance officer
Samuel Adcock and presented
holidays for Thanksgiving, a week
during Easter and two weeks off for
In other business Monday, the
board ditched an effort to expand it-s
agenda to include a discussion on digging
a ditch at I>eland Middle School.
Leathennan Inc. has contacted the
school about digging a ditch bordering
school nronertv to hpln in
Board Chairman James Forstner
hroke a 7-7 tie not tn tiring the matter
up again at Monday's meeting.
"I will never vote to let him put the
ditch on school property," board
member James Clemmons said.
Clemmons said he is concerned that
children may get hurt in the four-foot
"The ditch is going to be dug, it's
just a question of where," said board
attorney E.J. Prevatte. "It will better
serve our property with less problems
if we put the ditch where the
man has asked."
Prevatte said the ditch would not
pose as "an attractive nuisance,"
thus making the school board liable
Board members Clemmons and
Doug Baxley joined Forstner in not
allowing the discussion on the agenda.
In other business Monday, the
board agreed to sell eight surplus us
ed vcmcles through the state surplus
auction. The used vehicles are
useless to the schools and are being
discarded, Yarbrough said.
The board also approved a class
trip (or seventh and eighth grade
Vocational Education students to attend
the N.C. State Vocational
Education convention in Raleigh,
May 17-18. Usually about 15 students
from the middle schools uttend, said
Ralph Ward, Vocational Education
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I>ong was arrested in Durham on
Feb. 23 during a routine license
check and charged with driving while
impaired with alcohol. A breath
analysis later revealed he had a
blood alcohol content of 14 percent.
In North Carolina, anyone with a
blood alcohol content of. 10 or more is
considered too drunk to drive.
When he was arrested, Ixmg was
serving his first term as a judge in
the 13th Judicial District, which Includes
Brunswick, Columbus and
Bladen counties. He resigned from
office two days following his arrest
and returned to his private law practice
last month. Gov. Jim Martin appointed
Whiteville attorney D. Jack
Hooks Jr. to replace l-ong
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to the board on April 23.
"They added $67,123 for increased
utility costs," Adcock said. "That's
more or less a contingency in the
event we don't get this energy
management contract together."
The board is negotiating with A.E.
LeBlanc Inc. of Raleigh to install
energy management devices at each
of the county's 11 schools. The contract
would guarantee the schools an
annual savings in utility costs that
would be used to purchase the computerized
thus holding the line on utility costs
for all future budgets.
School board member Doug Baxley
requested that the additional $67,000
be added to the budget request as a
safety factor, in case the contract is
not negotiated in time to start the
fiscal year. Board members reviewed
copies of the budget on their own
for a week before unanimously adopting
the current expense portion at
last Tuesday night's meeting.
The board acted quicker than expected
in approving the budget, in
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contrast to last year's board that
spent several long meetings reviewing
the document line-by-line before
approving it. No members of the
public spoke on the budget at last
Adcock said he is preparing copies
of the budget that will be displayed at
each of the school libraries for public
inspection. The board will receive
public comment on the budget after it
is adopted and sent to the county
commissioners for approval.
"Up until the local board approves
the budget, it is only a working
copy," Adcock said. "The input from
the schools was covered with input
request forms sent to the principals
and administrators. Tne public has
their input at open meetings."
The current expense budget
reflects an increase of $21)5,620 in
salaries, benefits and adjustments
irom Uie r.W!-te> budget of $3,819,033.
Expenses for administration total
$143,671, including $34,373 in local
funds for an assistant superintendent's
salary and benefits and a
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Another $99,275 is requested for
curriculum and support programs
that includes the addition of three instructional
coordinators, a guidance
counselor, computer cooridinator, an
advanced studies program and
reorganization of the New Model Me
and in-sehool suspension programs.
Incorporating the New Model Me
program into the ninth-grade social
studies program will save the county
$69,737, School Superintendent Gene
Yarbrough said. The program
teaches students to deal with their
frustrations and aggressive feelings
that arise from the difficult decisions
they face. It will be incorporated into
the government and economics program.
The in-sehool suspension program
wiii also be reorganized to save the
schoob $14,186. Four instructional
coordinators will be hired and three
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Other curriculum expenses include
the addition of a guidance counselor
to share time at Lincoln Primary and
North Brunswick High schools. A
12-month computer coordinator will
also be hired at a salary of $27,108.
The schools' elementary and middle
school French programs will also
be reorganized to save $33,157 in local
funds by transferring state-salaried
teachers into the program.
Salaries for two instructors and
testing for the schools' academically
advanced program that will be tested
next year in all grades will cost
$45,911 in local funds.
For maintenance and operation of
the garage, $35,112 is being requested
for warehouse employee salaries and
$40,100 for normal maintenance. Of
the normal maintenance budget,
$34,600 is needed to clean exhaust
canopies at schools, paint the three
high schools' cafeterias, build concrete
slabs for trash duinpsters and
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