Uncategorized

Board of Ed Renews Cape Lookout Charter

The North Carolina state Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to renew the charter of Cape Lookout Marine Science High School, but the troubled school must adhere to several new requirements, including state standards for taking end-of-course tests.

The students at Cape Lookout, like all other students in the state, must take all end-of-course tests and at the same 95 percent test taking rate as everyone else. In addition, enrollment at the school cannot dip below 65; the fund balance must stay in the black; and the school’s audits must not produce any red flags. The renewal is good for two years.

“If they don’t play by the rules,” board Chairman Bill Harrison said, “they are agreeing to surrender their charter. We won’t have to go through the revocation process.”

Located in Morehead City, Cape Lookout now has a largely revamped school board, one of many efforts to improve upon its track record. A history of financial woes, enrollment issues and low test scores led the board of education to rebuff its renewal application earlier this year. A subsequent court decision, however, allowed the school to stay open.

Check Also

“Diploma Divide”

While educational attainment is improving for all subgroups, ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The UNC Board of Governors is holding its last meeting of 2017 Friday, where the latest of its many [...]

Just south of Candler off the Pisgah Highway is a lovely piece of property on Little Piney Mountain [...]

Veteran North Carolina education policy expert Kris Nordstrom has authored a new and vitally importa [...]

When Joni Robbins, a section chief in the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, closes bidding next [...]

“All speech is free, but some speech is more free than others.” This seems to be the motto of the cu [...]

Trumpists prepare to raze another vital common good law It’s hard to keep up these days with the flo [...]

The post That’s how ‘Humbug’ is done appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

The solid citizens of Johnston County, N.C. – in a fateful quirk of geography – for several years ha [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more