We appreciate the resolution passed by the County Commissioners at their meeting yesterday evening. We are grateful for their offer of school-based support and look forward to partnering together to take proactive steps forward. We acknowledge and understand the community’s concerns. The safety of our students continues to be our highest priority. We look forward to working with our Commissioners and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office to restore trust in our system.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Dr. John Welmers has resigned effective March 1, 2020. He will take earned leave until that day. Dr. Welmers last day was today, February 4, 2020. His duties will be reassigned to other staff while the Board of Education seeks his replacement.
The New Hanover County Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, February 7, 2020, at 7:30 a.m., at the Board of Education Center located at 1805 S. 13th Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss personnel matters pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11(a)(6). Some Board Members may participate by telephone.