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During its meeting on March 2, the Rutherford County Board of Education determined that all elementary schools will transition to Plan A for face-to-face instruction for five days a week beginning Monday, March 22, 2021. Students who are currently attending school face-to-face for two days a week under the hybrid plan will automatically transition to attending five days a week. Under Plan A, families will continue to have the option to participate in the Full-Time Remote Learning Program. In preparation for the transition to Plan A on March 22, we are asking only the parents who wish to make a change to their child's learning program to do so by submitting a new intent form. To indicate a change to your child’s learning program, please submit that selection by completing this form, or by calling your child’s school, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 5, 2021.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Rutherford County and surrounding areas. A winter storm approaching our area overnight tonight is expected to produce significant ice accumulations on area roadways, trees, and power lines through mid- to late-morning tomorrow. Dangerous travel conditions and downed trees and power lines are likely. In anticipation of those conditions, Rutherford County Schools will observe a remote learning day for all students at all grade levels, and an Optional Teacher Workday for all school system employees, on Thursday, February 18. Eligible employees who face hazardous travel conditions tomorrow are authorized to telework pursuant to policies 7503 and 7550. Eligible employees who elect to telework tomorrow should promptly communicate with their immediate supervisors regarding those arrangements.
Following the winter storm that affected our region this weekend, our school transportation team has identified isolated patches of black ice on roads within our county, along with some roads where lanes have been narrowed by downed trees. Rutherford County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay today in order to provide school bus and other drivers the benefit of sunlight and improved visibility as they travel along area roadways this morning.
Pursuant to G.S. §160A-268, the Rutherford County Board of Education (the “Board”) is seeking sealed bids for the sale of personal property, consisting of approximately 9,935 used electronic devices and associated accessories. Bids shall be submitted in response to that Request for Proposals (RFP) posted on the Board’s website at www.rcsnc.org. In addition to an acceptable purchase offer, the successful bidder will provide references and demonstrate capability to fulfill the requirements stated in the RFP. Potential bidders may ask questions or seek clarifications to the RFP by writing to Mr. Mike Thompson, Director of Technical Services, and Mrs. Kim Carpenter, Chief Technology Officer at the address below or via email to rcstechrfp@rcsnc.org. All proposals must be received at the address below by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021. Faxed or emailed bids will not be accepted. One hard copy of your response to the RFP should be mailed or delivered in a sealed opaque envelope clearly addressed to: Rutherford County Schools Attention: Kim Carpenter 382 West Main Street Forest City, NC 28043 RE: RFP- Technology Equipment Final award will be made by the Board in early March. Final terms and conditions will be specified upon award. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal submitted.

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