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Volume 34, No,
Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, August 24, 1978
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Board of Education takes action in
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regular session ; previews school opening
The Perquimans County Board of
Education met in regular session
Monday night. Meeting highlights
facluded the following.
A resolution was passed re
questing local law enforcement of
ficials to assist school ad
ministrators in preventing non
payment of spectators at athletic
events at Perquimans High School.
The action is necessary due to the
new fence at the school which
allows a view of events from behind
In policy matters, the board
reviewed the 12-month salary
Concerning personnel, the board
accepted the resignation of
Eugenia Tarkenton, second grade
teacher at Hertford Grammar
School, due to retirement. The
board also approved the employ
ment of Frozine Green to work at
Perquimans High in the Com
pentency Testing Review Program.
Others approved for employment
included: Linda Long, fourth grade
teacher at Hertford Grammar;
William Bowser, ESEA Title I math
teacher at the high school; and An
nette Frost, kindergarten aide at
Central Grammar. The board also
recommended approval of central
office job titles and organizations
The board also recommended the
approval of a salary schedule for
personnel not paid on a statewide
In program areas, the board
discussed offerings for exceptional
children and approved William
Pritchett to serve as hearing officer
for the placement of students in the
Opening of school for 1978-79 was
also discussed with a general
review of personnel, staff matters,
and programs offered being held.
The kindergarten program, it was
pointed out, will include 63 students
at Central Grammar and 40 at Hert
In other action, the board recom
mended postponing an auction of
surplus commodities originally
planned for Aug. 26.
Status reports were then heard on
capital outlay projects including
the band room at Union School,
replacement of a boiler at the high
school, and the erection of parti
tions for classrooms at Perquimans
Central. Updates were also given
on the high school field house pro
ject, the tri-county career center
feasibility study, and property in
surance. The Board recommended
continuing insurance on Boaru 01
Education facilities and property
with the Division of Insurance.
^FINNING PIECES - Pictured
fibove are some of the many nbbon
I winning ceramic pieces entered in
the recent Newport News show by
students it J-D efts Ceramics
located in Hertford. (Staff photo by
J -Dees does it again
J-Dees Ceramics has done it
again. Win, that is.
The shop, located on Church
Street in Hertford, offers instruc
tion in ceramics as well as supplies
and orders for ready-made items.
Part of the instruction by owner
operator Mrs. Jo Dixon also in
cludes entry of outstanding pieces
in area shows.
With several wins and ribbons to
the students' credit, the shop has
again entered and won.
A total of 49 ceramics pieces were
entered in the Newport News, Va.
Annual Ceramics Show held Aug.
11-13. Of those, 36 placed and 22
walked away with blue ribbons.
Noted were Best of Divison Awards
presented to local students Kathy
Glover and Faith Nowell.
Mrs. Dixon commented, "I was
real proud of the students here at
J-Dees Ceramics. They really turn
out some fine work, some of which
can be seen in the window of the
Fall classes at J-Dees still have a
few openings and anyone interested
may enroll by calling 426-5521 or by
visiting the shop. Mrs. Dixon urges
those interested to register as early
as possible in order to learn
ceramics which Mrs. Dixon
describes as "the world's most
Bar organizes Speakers Bureau
The First District Bar Associa
tion, comprised of Camden,
Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates,
Pasquotamk and Perquimans coun
l ties, has announced its organization
f of a Speakers Bureau as a public
Various attorneys from the
district will speak without charge
at any civic club or school within
the district on law related topics
suggested by a group.
Parties interested in making use
of the Speakers Bureau should con
tact John S. Morrison, 206 E.
Church St., Elizabeth City, NC
27909 or by phoning 335-5413 at least
two weeks in advance. An attempt
will be made to have the speaker at
the designated time and place.
OF SEVERAL MINI
f, is shown adding
oram. It operates in eight locations
throughout the county offering
about 150 paperback selections
(Staff photo by Kathy M. Newbern)
Report compares per
pupil spending in state
RALEIGH ? Local per pupil ex
penditures vary up to $467 across
North Carolina, according to an
analysis by the Research Depart
ment of the North Carolina Associa
tion of Educators (NCAE).
The largest per pupil expenditure
is $522.04 in the Chapel Hill
Carrboro Schools and the smallest
is 154.41 in Craven County Schools,
the study of raw data from the State
Board of Education shows.
That data also shows that the
Perquimans County per pupil ex
penditure is $204.45 of which 16.4
percent is local expenditure.
Concerning the large discrepency
between the highest, Chapel Hill
Carrboro, and the lowest, Craven
County, Lloyd Isaacs, executive
secretary of NCAE said, "This is
certainly not equal educational op
portunity. All children ought to
have the same opportunity for the
best possible education no matter
where they live."
The Chapel Hill local expenditure
is 37.4 percent of its total per pupil
expenditure. The other 62.6 percent
is state and federal funds. Other
school systems with local expen
ditures per pupil of more than 30
percent are: Charlotte
Mecklenburg County, 35.0 percent;
Durham City, 33.2 percent;
Winston-Salem and Forsyth Coun
ty, 30.7 percent; Hendersonville
City, 30.5 percent; and Greensboro
City, 30.1 percent.
Craven County's local per pupil
expenditure is 4.5 percent of its
total. Other systems which spend
less than 10 percent in local funds
are: St. Pauls City, 7.5 percent;
Graham County, 7.6 percent; Avery
County, 7.9 percent; Yancey Coun
ty, 8.4 percent; Robeson County, 8.7
percent; Halifax County, 9.0 per
cent; Cherokee County, 9.2 per
cent; Maxton City, 9.4 percent;
Northampton County and Fairmont
City, each 9.5 percent; and Bertie
County, 9.7 percent.
On a statewide basis, the average
per pupil expenditure is divided in
to 66.4 percent state funds, 13.2 per
cent federal funds, and 20.4 percent
local funds. However, actual expen
ditures by the 145 school systems
can vary widely from the averages
as the figures above show.
The data shows other school
systems in the Albemarle area
spending local funds at a percen
tage rate similar to Perquimans
PREPARE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT
OPENER ? Members of the Per
quimans High School Football
Team have been in practice recent
ly as they prepare for their opening
game to be played Friday night at
West Craven. A schedule of the 1978
Pirate season appear s on page 6.
(Photo courtesy of The Daily
CO A releases new
GED testing schedule
A new schedule for taking
General Educational Development
(GED) tests at College of The
Albemarle will be put into effect on
September 1. Both day and night
hours for giving the free, high
school equivalency tests will be
changed, according to Dorothy
Aydlett, coordinator of the In
dividualized Instruction Center
where the comprehensive tests are
Mrs. Aydlett said that no appoint
ments are necessary to take any of
the series of five tests during the
daytime hours. GEDs will be given
at the DC on Monday and Tuesday
each week at 12 noon, however, no
tests will be started after 1 A.m.
Persons who desire to take the
tests duriig the evening hours
should contact Mrs. Aydlett at
335-0821, Extension 275, to mains an
appointemnt Tests will be given on
the second and fourth Thursday of
each month, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
She said appointments are
necessary because only 12 persons
will be tested each night.
Individuals dedring Id take the
GtD series are rsqolred to have
their social security numbers and
driver's license on hand to provide
The total examination is divided
into five separate tests. These are
designed to measure person's
knoweldge and skill in; correct and
effective English in written expres
sion; effective reading understan
ding and interpretation of social
Studies, natural sciences and
literature; and ability to solve pro
blems in mathematics.
Mrs. Aydlett said the five tests
generally require from one to two
hours each to finish. Upon the suc
cessful completion of the GED pro
S*am, a certificate is issued by the
orth Carolina State Board of
Education. The certificate is legal
ly equivalent to a high school
diploma, and is recognizixl almost
without exception by industry,
agencies of government, colleges
and other organizations and
David Ziemba, new band director
for Perquimans County Schools,
has announced that students in
terested in trying out for the band
will meet at their respective
schools on Monday, Aug. 28.
A meeting for parents of in
tercsted students is planned for
Thursday night, Aug. 31 at I p.m
the high school cafeteria.
Ziemba may he reached by teair
ing a message at the high school
during the mornings or at Union
School in the afternoons.