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Carroll County Fills Superintendent Position

posted Jun 22, 2017, 6:27 AM by Web Admin

Brian Spencer, Chairman of the Carroll County School Board, announces that the superintendent vacancy
has been filled by Dr. Shirley A. Perry. Dr. Perry is currently the Director of Human Resources for Pulaski
County Public Schools. Dr. Perry served as Assistant Principal at Carroll County Middle School in 2008-2009
prior to returning to Pulaski County. Dr. Perry has over twenty-four years of service in public education.

The Carroll County School Board received twelve applications, which included three current/former
Superintendents, five central office administrators, two principals, and two educators. The Board conducted over
twenty hours of interviews with five candidates over the three week interview period and has unanimously selected Dr. Shirley Perry to lead the school division.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Shirley Perry has accepted this position.  Her vision towards education and her past experience as a Director of Human Resources will benefit the Carroll County Public School system as we continue to be one the best school divisions in Virginia", said Brian Spencer, Chairman of the Carroll County School Board.

Dr. Perry will start her new position effective July 1, 2017.

A reception to welcome Dr. Perry has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, 2017, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the 2 nd floor conference room of the Carroll County Governmental Complex. 

Interviews for Position of Superintendent

posted May 23, 2017, 10:03 AM by Jude Raffeinner

Candidates for the position of Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools will be interviewed during the period from May 31, 2017, through June 13, 2017.

Upcoming School Bus Driver Training Classes

posted May 16, 2017, 11:46 AM by Jude Raffeinner

CCPSD is in need of new school bus drivers for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

All school bus drivers must eventually obtain a DMV Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for a minimum Class “B”  vehicle with  Air Brakes as well as endorsements for Passenger Buses “P” and School Buses “S”.

In addition, the Virginia Department of Education requires all school bus drivers to obtain a minimum of 24 hours of certified classroom training specific to school buses and a minimum of 24 hours of behind-the-wheel training for all drivers before driving independently with students.

CCPSD will have certified trainers available for FREE classroom and behind-the-wheel training.  Classroom training will next be available on the following dates:

Either all daytime classes on June 12th through June 15th from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm each day, or all evening classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, June 12, 14, 15, 19, 21 and 22 starting at 6:00 or 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm each day.

CCPSD has decided to offer a $250 bonus to those who complete all licensing and training requirements and drive successfully for 6 months for Carroll County schools.  Those completing 12 months of successful driving will receive an additional $250 bonus PLUS reimbursement for the cost of their CDL license for school bus driving.

Please contact David Kinzer, CCPSD Transportation Supervisor, to indicate your interest in taking the FREE classes, or if you have any questions by calling 276-730-3200 and asking for the Transportation Department.

Well trained drivers are necessary for the safety of our students!

For More information, see this Bus Driver Training Document

Summer 2017 Student Activities

posted May 15, 2017, 8:16 AM by Web Admin

CCPSD has announced the Summer 2017 Activities Schedule.

Position of Superintendent--Applicant Summary and Interviews

posted May 13, 2017, 11:45 AM by Jude Raffeinner   [ updated May 13, 2017, 11:47 AM ]

With the upcoming retirement of Dr. Blankenship and the application period for Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools having come to a close, CCPSD has the following information to share:

12 application files were received


 ¨      3 current/former superintendents

¨      5 central office administrators

¨      2 principal/building level administrators

¨      2 educators


  ¨      6 men, 6 women

The Carroll County School Board will be interviewing the candidates for the position during the period from May 17, 2017, through May 24, 2017.

FREE Summer Food Service Program

posted May 9, 2017, 5:45 AM by Jude Raffeinner   [ updated May 9, 2017, 5:47 AM ]

Carroll County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program

 FREE meals will be provided to ALL CHILDREN AGE 18 AND UNDER from

June 5th to June 23rd at the following schools: 

Gladeville Elementary, Hillsville Elementary, St Paul School, and  Carroll County Middle School.

The Carroll County High  School will be open May 29th to June 30th and July 10th to Aug 4th.

The Regional Alternative Education Center will be open June 5th to June 30th and July 10th to July 28th.

Please see the flyer for more information


Change of Location for May 9th Board Meeting

posted Apr 28, 2017, 7:51 AM by Web Admin

The location of the regularly scheduled May 9, 2017, meeting of the Carroll County School Board has been moved to the Carroll County Middle School Band Room located at 1036 N. Main Street, Hillsville, VA.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with citizen comment time at 6:00 p.m.

For more information please call (276)730-3200 or (276) 236-8145

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 ]

flyer with location, date and time from article
"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

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