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Board reveals new principals for two high schools

The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education announced two new principals at Monday’s meeting. Lennetta Bartley will take over as principal at Henderson Independent High School on Jan. 6 and Luke Brown will begin at Salisbury High School on Jan. 21.
Bartley has served as assistant principal at North Rowan Middle School since 2009. She previously worked as a curriculum coordinator, academic coach, teacher and social worker. Bartley has a Master’s of School Administration and a Master’s of Technology Education from N.C. A&T University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Winston-Salem State University.
Brown has served as assistant principal at Trinity High School in Trinity. since 2009. Before that, he directed all the bands at Eastern Randolph High School. He received his master’s degree in education leadership from University of Phoenix and his bachelor’s degree in music education Western Carolina University.
The Board of Education also passed two motions related to Rowan County Early College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
The board approved the annual memorandum of agreement between the school system and RCCC. David Miller, principal at the Early College, said that there was “very minimal change,” to the agreement this year.
The Board also approved a $101,000 payment for an eight-classroom pod out of its capital fund. RCCC moved the Early College students into the mobile unit when they began the renovations to their campus. The school board initially agreed to pay for half of the mobile unit, but RCCC requested that they pay the other half of the cost. The motion passed, 4-3.
While the Board approved the payment, they agreed to send RCCC’s Board of Trustees a letter requesting better communication in the future and asking for a meeting between the two boards in the near future.
In other business, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education:
•The board approved the name “The Carter Center” for the RSSS maintenance warehouse donated by the Carter family.
•The board approved China Grove Middle School’s field trip request to the Blue Ridge Assembly YMCA in the N.C. mountains.
•The board accepted the first read of the Student Transfer Policy. There were no major changes to the document.
•The board approved the second reading of Employment and Administration Selection Process. There were minor changes to reference check policies.

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