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8/6/2020 10:21:00 AM
School Will Be Different This Year

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


For students at Lincoln Charter School's Lincolnton and Denver locations, school will begin next Wednesday (August 12th) but that doesn't mean a big influx of students on campus.  Lincoln Charter has elected to begin its school year with remote learning.

Lincoln County Schools, Gaston County Schools & Catawba County Schools all opted to operate under Plan B--a mixture of on-campus and remote learning, although students have the option of totally remote learning, a choice some made.

In Gaston County, board member Dot Guthrie introduced a motion at a Wednesday work session to change to totally remote learning for the beginning of the school year, but her motion died for lack of a second.  

All three of those school systems will begin the year for students on August 17th.

At Tuesday's special called meeting following committee meetings, the Lincoln County Board of Education approved three new assignments recommended by Supt. Dr. Lory Morrow.

Delbert Lambert, who was Asst. Principal at North Lincoln since 2017, was transferred to East Lincoln High School as an Assistant Principal.  He was a Science/Biology teacher at NLHS before moving into administration. 

Jennifer Huskey was transferred to North Lincoln High School as an Assistant Principal.  She served as a teacher in Lincoln County Schools from 2003 to 2015 at East Lincoln Middle School, then moved into administration in 2015 as an Asst. Principal at ELHS.                                                                                                                                     
Dr. Patricia Clarke will replace Ms. Huskey as another Assistant Principal at East Lincoln High School.  Dr. Clarke has served as a Social Studies teacher at Lincolnton High School.  She taught Advanced Placement and College Prep level courses and is a National Board-Certified Teacher.  Dr. Clarke was twice the LHS Teacher of the Year.  A graduate of Gardner-Webb University with her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, she attained her School Administration add-on license in 2019.

Parents and students at Lincoln Charter School can get acquainted with some of their teachers and administrators on the Lincoln Charter School Facebook page.



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In other education news, the personal finance website WalletHub has released a report on what it calls the Most and Least Equitable School Districts in North Carolina.  WalletHub says it scored the equitability of each school district in North Carolina based on two metrics: average household income and expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools per pupil.

North Carolina ranked #1 in the report in a comparison of states.  South Carolina was ranked eighth, and two of the nation's largest states--California and New York--ranked at the bottom of the list.  

Among school districts, Catawba County ranked 4th most equitable in the state.  Lincoln County was 19th, Newton-Conover City Schools 37th, and Gaston County Schools 38th.  Hickory City Schools ranked 73rd, Cleveland County Schools 74th, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 103rd.  

You can see the comparison of states at https://wallethub.com/edu/e/states-equitable-school-districts/76723/ and the comparison of school systems in North Carolina at https://wallethub.com/edu/e/most-least-equitable-school-districts-in-north-carolina/77114/.



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