It is essential for the success of our students to have highly qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms. The Public Schools of Robeson County has lifted its hiring freeze. As of January 23, the district had 52 teacher vacancies. Of that number, 31 are being filled by long-term substitute teachers who are appreciated for their dedication and the work they are doing. Schools are also employing a variety of methods to cope day-to-day.
This week, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper visited the Public Schools of Robeson County's Indian Education Resource Center to see the recovery efforts and return two restored artifacts. During his tour, Cooper delivered a drum and a priceless scout vest, which belonged to the legendary Boy Scout Leader Walter Pinchbeck. Pinchbeck, a Cree Indian, has been credited with introducing more American Indian boys into scouting than any other individual.
Thank you to Piedmont Natural Gas, a division of Duke Energy, for their $6,000 donation to the Public Schools of Robeson County for Hurricane Florence Relief. The monies were made possible through the 2018 Carolinas Hurricane Florence Relief Grant. These funds will be used to replace items which were lost at PSRC Schools due to Hurricane Florence.