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Carroll County Public Schools Search for Superintendent

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:43 AM by Web Admin

Dr. Strader Blankenship, Superintendent of Schools, has announced his retirement effective July 1, 2017.

The Carroll County School Board invites applications for the position of Superintendent.  The anticipated date of employment is July 1, 2017.  Please see Superintendent Search Qualifications for more details.

The application for this position is available in both MS Word and PDF format. 

Timeline for the search process.

Public Hearing for Citizens of Carroll County

Parent Connect 4/10/17

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:40 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 8:00 AM ]

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"How to Educate your Child on Medication Misuse and Abuse" is the topic of the next Carroll County Parent Connect meeting, sponsored by Carroll County Public School Division (CCPSD) and Hillsville Elementary School PTSO. “We are very pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our parents and staff. It will give education to parents on how to start the conversation with their children about medication misuse. The earlier you can start the conversation th
e better because it is the number one cause of accidental deaths. ” said CCPSD Licensed Professional Counselor, Denice Olinger.

According to drugfreeworld.com, Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (age 12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. As reported by the Children's Safety Network, 42% said that the prescription medication they used came from their home medicine cabinet. Parents do play a huge role in whether their children end up abusing substances. Kids who learn about the dangers of prescription drug abuse from their parents were significantly less likely to use substances than those who did not. According to the CDC, we are in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic. Prescription painkiller overdoses claim the lives of nearly 15,000 people every year. 

The presenter will be Karen Eberdt with the Surry County Health and Nutrition Center. Ms. Eberdt will educate parents on how to monitor prescription drugs, secure prescription drugs, and dispose of them properly. 
The Carroll County Parent Connect evening program will be at Hillsville Elementary School on Monday, April 10, 2017. A free meal will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. The program for parents, guardians, grandparents, and community members will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

Reading For Life AmeriCorps members will be providing activities for children. For more information contact Denice Olinger 276-730-3207 or dmolinge@ccpsd.k12.va.us

Notice of Public Hearing

posted Mar 29, 2017, 5:55 AM by Web Admin

CARROLL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD will hold a Public Hearing for the citizens of Carroll County to give their views on the qualifications for a new School Superintendent.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Carroll County Governmental Complex
2nd floor Board Meeting Room
Hillsville, Virginia

If you are unable to attend, comments may be directed to the School Board Office

Attention to Tammy W. Quesenberry 
Finance Supervisor

Pre K Program Applications

posted Mar 20, 2017, 8:03 AM by DONNA LINEBERRY

Carroll County Public Schools will be accepting applications for the 4-year old Pre-School Program for the 2017-2018 school year on Friday, April 7, 2017, during regular school hours at each elementary school. 

Eligibility for the program will be determined by the current criteria set forth by the Virginia Department of Education. Students with the greatest needs will be served. Children must be four years old by September 30, 2017, to be considered for the program. In order to complete the application process, parents are asked to bring income verification (preferably copy of first page of tax return). Please also bring to registration the child’s birth certificate, social security number and proof of residence. If a child is accepted into the Pre-K program, parents will have to provide a completed Physical Form and Immunization Record to the school no later than August 1, 2017. 

The Physical and Immunization Form may be obtained at the school or the Carroll County Health Department. To participate in the services of the Health Department, parents need to make an appointment with the Health Department as soon as possible. 

For further information, parents may contact the elementary school in their community.

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting-April 4, 2017

posted Mar 18, 2017, 8:43 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 6:50 AM ]

The Special Education Advisory Committee of Carroll County Public Schools will meet on Tuesday, April 04, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the large conference room on the third floor of the Carroll County Governmental Center. The purpose of this meeting is to review the Annual Plan for the 2017-2018 school year.

We invite public comment concerning Special Education services for children in home school or private school.

The meeting is open to the public. 

Kindergarten Registration

posted Mar 18, 2017, 8:40 AM by Web Admin

Carroll County Public Schools will hold registration for children entering kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year on Friday, March 17, 2017, during regular school hours.

Children must be five years old by September 30, 2017, in order to enroll. Children who reach their fifth birthday after September 30, 2017, will not be eligible to enroll.

Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate and proof of residence to registration.  A School Entrance Health Form must be completed within 365 days prior to the first day of school. The completed form must be presented to the school no later than August 1, 2017. A child will not be allowed to attend school without this completed form.   

The School Entrance Health Form may be obtained at the school or the Carroll County Health Department.  To participate in the services of the Health Department, parents need to make an appointment with the Health Department as soon as possible, so that the services can be provided prior to August 1, 2017.

For further information, parents may contact the school which their child will attend or call the school board office at 728-3191 or 236-8145.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

posted Mar 18, 2017, 8:35 AM by Web Admin

Free and Reduced Meals applications are available in both English and Spanish on CCPSD Website. If you need help with completing the application, please contact Sharon Beasley at Central Office--276-728-3191.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Virginia Department of Health Flu Guidelines

posted Mar 18, 2017, 8:31 AM by Web Admin

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recommends taking the general steps outlined in this document to prevent the spread of influenza in group settings.
Graphic depicting disease prevention through handwashing

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