The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, August 24, 1978, Image 1
Volume 34, No, Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, August 24, 1978 15 CENTS v ? ; r - . . ? M ...? . '<7 r i ?7 ,.;i 1 ? Board of Education takes action in ? / ? ?' >, ** ' - ? ? ? , ' ' \ 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 w. I allows a view of events from behind the fence. In policy matters, the board reviewed the 12-month salary option. 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 charts. The board also recommended the approval of a salary schedule for personnel not paid on a statewide salary schedule. 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 program. 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 ford Grammar. 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 Paige Eure) 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 shop." 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 fascinating hobby." 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 service project. 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 County. 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 Advance) 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 administered. 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 positive identification. 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 institutions. \ Meetings planned concerning band 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. r Ziemba may he reached by teair ing a message at the high school during the mornings or at Union School in the afternoons.