HCPS leadership unchanged

Published 8:34 am Thursday, December 13, 2012

WINTON – The Hertford County Board of Education held its annual organization meeting here Monday night.

Little changed, however, as the board swore in two returning members and chose to keep its leadership in tact.

Before the meeting, incumbents J. Wendell Hall and David L. Shields were sworn in to another term on the board. Both men were reelected in November.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, which was led by Hertford County Early College student Emoni Young, Shields announced the board’s reorganization.

“It is customary that the board reorganize in their first meeting after an election,” he said.

Shields relinquished the gavel to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael D. Perry, who asked for a nomination for the chairman’s position.

Board member Sheila J. Porter made a motion to name Shields to retain duties as chair and Hall offered a second. All five members voted in the affirmative.

Shields then called for a nomination for the Vice Chair and board member Dennis M. Deloatch made a motion for Porter to return to the post. Hall again offered a second and the motion passed without objection.

In addition to organizing, the board also recognized some of its schools for their accomplishments during the previous month.

Hertford County Early College High School received the School House Award for the second consecutive month. The award is given to the school with best staff attendance. It was accepted by Principal Dr. Joanne Jones.

Hertford County Early College had an attendance of 96.89 percent. The Early College edged out another county high school, C.S. Brown High School, who checked in with 96.24 percent.

As for student attendance, a pair of schools received the Stars Award for best in that category. Those schools were Bearfield Primary School and Ahoskie Elementary School. Both schools were at 96 percent with BPS just a touch above that mark at 96.2

Principals Julie Shields (BPS) and Stan Warren (AES) accepted those awards.

In third was Hertford County Middle School with 94.5 percent and then Hertford County Early College with 94.0 percent.