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RCS Board of Education

The Rockingham County Board of Education is comprised of seven members. Four members are elected from districts in Rockingham County and three members are elected at-large from across the County. Members are elected to four-year terms.The superintendent is selected by the board and serves as the chief executive officer of the school system. While the board is responsible for setting policy, the superintendent and his administrative team manage the daily operations of the school system. 

Board of Education Members

Top Left to Right:

Vicky Alston- Chair

Vickie McKinney- Vice Chair

Brent Huss

 

Bottom Left to Right:

Philip Butler

Paula Rakestraw

Bob Wyatt

Kimberly McMichael

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Board Terms and District

Below is a list of Board Members and the Districts they represent.  For a printable version of the public listing, click here

Vicky Alston, Board Chair - District 1

630 Parkway Blvd., Reidsville, NC 27320

Home: 336.342.2291

Email: valston@rock.k12.nc.us 

Term Expires: 2024

Vickie T. McKinney, Board Vice Chair - District 3

319 Dogwood Dive, Eden, NC 27288
Home: 336.552.7657 
Email: vmckinney@rock.k12.nc.us

Term Expires: 2024

Brent Huss,  District 2

181 Crownover Road, Ruffin, NC 27326

Home: 336.347.8897

Email: bhuss@rock.k12.nc.us

Term Expires: 2024 

Philip Butler - At Large Member

1621 Brown Road, Summerfield, NC 27358

Home: 336.442.9460

Email: pnbutler@rock.k12.nc.us

Term Expires: 2026

Paula Rakestraw - At Large Member

595 Foxwood Road, Madison, NC 27025 

Home: 336.616.2896

Email: prakestraw@rock.k12.nc.us

Term Expires: 2026
 

Bob Wyatt - District 4

210 North Henry Street, PO Box 281, Stoneville, NC 27048

Home: 336.932.7316

Email: bwyatt@rock.k12.nc.us

Term Expires: 2024

Kimberly McMichael - At Large Member

665 Church Street Ext., Reidsville, NC 27320 

Home: 336.265.6232
Email: kmcmichael@rock.k12.nc.us

Term Expires: 2026 

Board Meeting Schedule

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:

Rockingham County Board of Education – 2023 Meeting Schedule  

Adopted 12/12/2022

Download the 2024 RCS Board of Education Meeting Schedule HERE

The public can view the meeting via live stream at the link below:

On Vimeo.com go to: https://www.vimeo.com/event/1113002 

Regular Board Meeting Dates 6:00 p.m.                               
6:00 p.m. start time – Location Boardroom

(Some Board Meetings will be at a school or other location to be determined by the Board)

Work Session Meeting Dates

12:00 p.m. start time – See Locations Listed Below

NOTE: Spring Break is April 10-14, 2023

** Denotes revisions to the adopted schedule

January, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

01/08/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

Monday

01/22/2024

12:00 p.m. @ Dalton McMichael High - Media Center

February, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

02/12/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

Monday

02/26/2024

12:00 p.m. @ Wentworth - Media Center

March, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

03/11/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

Monday

03/25/2024

12:00 p.m. @ Western Rockingham Middle - Media Center

April, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

04/08/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

Monday

4/22/2024

12:00 p.m. @ Leaksville-Spray Elementary - Media Center

May, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

5/13/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

No Work Session in May

(Memorial Day 05/27/2024)

June, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

06/10/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

Wednesday

06/26/2024

12:00 p.m. -  Via Zoom

(Budget Amendment-  9:00 AM)

July, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

07/08/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

Monday

07/22/2024

Special Called Zoom Meeting

(Personnel Report- 9:00 AM)

August, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

08/12/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

No Work Session in August

September, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

09/09/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

Monday

09/23/2024

12:00 p.m. @ Reidsville Middle - Media Center

October, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

10/14/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

Monday

10/28/2024

12:00 p.m. @ Rockingham County Middle - Media Center

November, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Wednesday

11/20/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

No Work Session in November

December, 2024

Regular Board Meeting

Monday

12/09/2024

6:00 p.m. @ Central Office

Work Session

No Work Session in December

At any regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, members of the  community are invited to share their thoughts/comments regarding any item on the agenda with the Board of Education.

 

There is a time for public comments on the agenda.  Speakers may sign up, at the meeting, in the boardroom at the District Administration Building, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC. 

All meetings begin at 6:00 pm. Location of meeting is at Central Office unless noted otherwise. 

BOARD COMMITTEES FOR 2024:

Policy Committee - Vicky Alston, Vickie McKinney, Kimberly McMichael

Finance Committee - Paula Rakestraw, Brent Huss, Philip Butler

Facility/Capital Committee - Kimberly McMichael and Paula Rakestraw

Workforce Development - Bob Wyatt and Kimberly McMichael

Safety Committee - Vicky Alston, Philip Butler, Bob Wyatt

County Commissioners Liaison - Paula Rakestraw

Head Start Policy Council - Paula Rakestraw

BOARD POLICY COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

The Policy Committee holds regular monthly meetings on the day of a regularly scheduled Board of Education Meeting. These meetings are held from 4:30 - 5:30 in the upstairs old board meeting room. Members of the public are invited to attend, but may not participate in the meeting.  *If there is a modification to the location of the Board meeting, then the Board Policy Committee meeting location will also change. If this should occur, the public will be notified.  

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING:

The Rockingham County Schools Board of Education will hold a Finance Committee meeting on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in the Upstairs Boardroom of the RCS Central Office located at 511 Harrington Hwy in Eden.  Members of the public are invited to attend, but may not participate in the meeting.  The agenda for the Friday, February 23 meeting is linked here

Policies and Meeting Minutes

To access Board Policies, click on the link below.  If you have any issues accessing or navigating the policy manual, click on the tutorial button.

The RCS Board Policy Manual can be translated into the following languages: Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Urdu. We hope our stakeholders will find this tool a useful resource. Note: The Google Translate feature is not available via a mobile device.

 

How to Use Google Translate:

  1. Navigate to your online policy manual.

  2. Click the blue Google Translate icon in the top right-hand corner of the manual. A disclaimer will appear. Hit "OK". 

  3. Select your language of choice. Use the policy manual as usual. 

  4. If you wish to select a different language, click the Google Translate icon and select a language. To cancel the translation, click the Google Translate icon and click "Cancel Translation".

We are proud to offer all of our Board Meeting minutes for easy access.  Click on the buttons below to view Board Meeting minutes and Work Session minutes from each year. Current year minutes are listed separately. Archived minutes are listed by year with easy reference bookmarks by month.

February 12, 2024 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting
01:15:38
Rockingham Update

February 12, 2024 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

February 12, 2024 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting AGENDA 1. Call to Order 1.01 Roll Call 2. Announcements 2.01 There is a Work Session scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2024. The meeting begins at 12:00 p.m. at Wentworth Elementary School Media Center, located at 8806 NC 87, Reidsville, NC. 2.02 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2024. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices located at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC. 2.03 Access the latest agendas from the Rockingham County Board of Education by visiting www . rock.k12.nc.us/board-of-education and clicking on “Board Meeting Agendas”. 3. Moment of Prayer 3.01 Pastor Steve Lattimer from Sandy Cross Wesleyan Church, Reidsville, NC 4. Pledge of Allegiance / Agenda Approval /Recognitions 4.01 Pledge of Allegiance 4.02 Approval of Agenda 4.03 Recognition of Ms. Thompson & Students - Morehead High School 2023 Adobe Certified Professional Fall Qualifier Winners - Dr. Stover and Dr. Perkins 5. Public Comments / Board Comments 5.01 Public Hearing for the Proposed Draft Budget for 2024-2025 - Ms. Annie Ellis 5.02 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments 5.03 Board Comments 6. Consent Agenda 6.01 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.02 Consent Approval - Head Start Program Monthly Budget Update - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.03 Consent Approval - Budget Amendments - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.04 Consent Approval - Adoption of Board Policies - Dr. Cindy Corcoran 6.05 Consent Approval - Meeting Minutes for Board Approval - Open Session Board Minutes January 8, 2024 and January 22, 2024 7. Action Items 7.01 Approval - RCS Early Learning Head Start Program Eligibility Priority Criteria Request - Dr. Cindy Corcoran, Ms. Rhonda Jumper and Ms. Michelle Wesley 7.02 Approval - Low Cost Extension Justification and Approval - Dr. Cindy Corcoran 7.03 Approval - 2024-2025 RCS Calendars - Dr. Charles Perkins 7.04 Approval - Repaving Reidsville High School Parking Lot - Ms. Erselle Young 8. Report 8.01 NCSBA Update - Ms. Kimberly McMichael 8.02 Superintendent’s Report - Dr. Stover 9. Closed Session 10. Open Session 10.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Report 11. Adjournment 11.01 Motion to adjourn ###
January 8, 2024 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting
52:19
Rockingham Update

January 8, 2024 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

January 8, 2024 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting AGENDA 1. Call to Order 1.01 Roll Call 2. Announcements 2.01 There is a Work Session scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2024. The meeting begins at 12:00 p.m. at McMichael High School Media Center, located at 6845 Hwy. 135, Mayodan, NC 2.02 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2024. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices located at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC 2.03 Board Committees For 2024 3. Moment of Prayer 3.01 Pastor Chris Burns from Draper Pentecostal Holiness Church, Eden, NC 4. Pledge of Allegiance / Agenda Approval / Recognitions 4.01 Pledge of Allegiance 4.02 Approval of Agenda 4.03 Recognition - National Board Candidates - Dr. Stover and Ms. Angela Martin 4.04 Recognition of Schools For Academic Growth - Dr. Stover 4.05 Recognition of Reidsville High School 2023 2A Football Championship 5. Public Comments / Board Comments 5.01 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments 5.02 Board Comments 6. Consent Agenda 6.01 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.02 Consent Approval - Head Start Program Monthly Budget Update - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.03 Consent Approval - Adoption of Board Policies - Dr. Cindy Corcoran 6.04 Consent Approval - Open Session Board Minutes: December 11, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting 6.05 Consent Approval - Board Member Training Credit For Carolina Liberty Conference 2024 7. Action Items 7.01 Approval - ELA Adoption - Dr. Charles Perkins 7.02 Approval - First Reading (2024-2025 RCS Calendars): RCS Traditional - Dr. Charles Perkins 8. Reports / Discussion Items 8.01 Superintendent's Report 8.02 Board Chair Announcements 9. Closed Session 10. Open Session 10.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions 11. Adjournment 11.01 Motion to adjourn ###
December 11, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting
02:16:22
Rockingham Update

December 11, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

December 11, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting AGENDA 1. Call to Order 1.01 Roll Call 2. Announcements 2.01 There is no work session scheduled in December 2.02 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 08, 2024. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices located at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC 2.03 There is a Work Session scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2024. The meeting begins at 12:00 p.m. at McMichael High School Media Center, located at 6845 Hwy. 135, Mayodan, NC 3. Moment of Prayer 3.01 Pastor Tommy Albertson from Providence Baptist Church, Stoneville, NC 4. Pledge of Allegiance / Approval of Agenda / Board Reorganization 4.01 Pledge of Allegiance 4.02 Approval of Agenda 4.03 Board Reorganization - Election of Board Chair - Dr. Stover 4.04 Board Reorganization - Election of Board Vice Chair 5. Recognitions / Performance / Public Comments / Board Comments 5.01 Recognition - Ms. Kimberly McMichael - Three-Year Board Chair Term - Dr. Stover 5.02 Recognition - Superintendent's Award For Academic Excellence - Dr. Stover 5.03 Recognition - Mr. Nathaniel Hines - For Being Selected as a Member of the National Band Directors Marching Band - Dr. Stover 5.04 Morehead High School Band Performance - Mr. Hines 5.05 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments 5.06 Board Comments 6. Consent Agenda 6.01 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.02 Consent Approval - Head Start Program Monthly Budget Update - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.03 Consent Agenda - Budget Amendments - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.04 Consent Approval - Board Policies for Adoption - Dr. Cindy Corcoran 6.05 Consent Approval - Meeting Minutes for Board Approval - Open Session Special Called Board Minutes November 20, 2023 and Open Session Board Minutes for November 20, 2023 as presented. 7. Action Items 7.01 Approval - Remote Instruction Day for ACT Administration (High Schools Only) February 27, 2024 - Dr. Charles Perkins and Mr. Jason Hyler 7.02 Approval - School Capital Needs Projects - Ms. Erselle Young 7.03 Approval - Wentworth Fire Department's Dry Hydrant - Ms. Erselle Young 8. Reports / Discussion Items 8.01 Performance Standards Training - Dr. Cindy Corcoran and Ms. Rhonda Jumper 8.02 ELA Curriculum Adoption - Dr. Charles Perkins 8.03 Finance Update On New LINQ System - Ms. Annie Ellis 8.04 Committee Reports 8.05 Superintendent's Report - Dr. Stover 8.06 Board Chair Announcements 9. Closed Session10. Open Session 10.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions 11. Adjournment 11.01 Motion to adjourn ###
November 20, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting
02:17:24
Rockingham Update

November 20, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

November 20, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting AGENDA 1. Call to Order 1.01 Roll Call 2. Announcements 2.01 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC. 2.02 There is no work session in December. 3. Moment of Prayer 3.01 Pastor Peter Dodge from Reidsville Alliance Church, Reidsville, NC 4. Pledge of Allegiance / Agenda Approval 4.01 Pledge of Allegiance 4.02 Approval of Agenda 5. Public Comments / Board Comments 5.01 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments 5.02 Board Comments 6. Consent Agenda 6.01 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.02 Consent Approval - Head Start Program Monthly Budget Update - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.03 Consent Approval - Budget Amendments - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.04 Consent Approval - Meeting Minutes for Board Approval - Open Session Board Minutes October 09, 2023 regular board meeting and Work Session Minutes for October 23, 2023 as presented. 7. Action Items 7.01 Approval - Dalton McMichael High School Right of Way Deed - Ms. Erselle Young 7.02 Approval - Superior Mechanical, Inc. to Replace Dillard’s HVAC System - Ms. Erselle Young and Mr. James Rorrer 7.03 Approval - School Improvement Plan (SIP) for Non Low-Performing Schools: Bethany, Douglass, Huntsville, Lincoln, Moss Street, Stoneville, Wentworth, Rockingham County Middle, Western Rockingham County Middle, McMichael, Morehead, Rockingham County High, Rockingham Early College High, and SCORE - Dr. Charles Perkins 7.04 Approval - 2024 Board of Education Meeting Schedule - Dr. Stover 8. Reports/Discussion Items 8.01 CTE Updates - Ms. Nina Walls and Ms. Kimberly Hanauer 8.02 Energy Report 2023 - Mr. Gene Kelley 8.03 Center For Safer Schools Grant - Mr. Sean Gladieux 8.04 Superintendent's Report - RCS Way - Dr. Stover 8.05 Board Chair Announcements - Ms. Kimberly McMichael 9. Closed Session 10. Open Session 10.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions 11. Adjournment 11.01 Motion to adjourn ###
October 9, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting
01:07:52
Rockingham Update

October 9, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

October 9, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting AGENDA 1. Call to Order 1.01 Roll Call 2. Announcements 2.01 The work session is scheduled for Monday, October 23, 2023, beginning at 12:00 noon at Lincoln Elementary School Media Center, located at 2660 Oregon Hill Road, Ruffin, NC 2.02 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2023. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices located at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC 3. Moment of Prayer 3.01 Pastor Dr. David Bishop from First Baptist Church, Eden, North Carolina 4. Pledge of Allegiance / Agenda Approval / Recognitions 4.01 Pledge of Allegiance 4.02 Approval of Agenda 4.03 Recognitions: DPI Outstanding Math Teacher: Robin Hayden from Western Rockingham Middle School 5. Public Comments / Board Comments 5.01 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments 5.02 Board Comments 6. Consent Agenda 6.01 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.02 Consent Approval - Head Start Program Monthly Budget Update - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.03 Consent Approval - Personal Pizza Product Bid - Dr. Leslie Coleman-Cassell 6.04 Consent Approval - Meeting Minutes for Board Approval - Open Session Board Minutes September 11, 2023 and Open Session Work Session Minutes for September 25, 2023 as presented. 7. Action Items 7.01 Approval - School Improvement Plan (SIP) for Low-Performing Schools: Central, Dillard, Leaksville-Spray, Monroeton, South End, Williamsburg, Holmes, Reidsville Middle and Reidsville High - Dr. Charles Perkins 8. Reports 8.01 2023-2024 Annual Budget Resolution - Ms. Annie Ellis 8.02 Emergency Response Plans and Initiatives - Mr. Sean Gladieux 8.03 Superintendent's Report - Dr. John Stover 8.04 Board Chair Announcements - Ms. Kimberly McMichael 9. Closed Session 10. Open Session 10.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions 11. Adjournment 11.01 Motion to adjourn ###
September 11, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education
01:36:39
Rockingham Update

September 11, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education

September 11, 2023 Rockingham County Board Of Education AGENDA 1. Call to Order 1.01 Roll Call 2. Announcements 2.01 The Work Session is scheduled at 12:00 noon for Monday, September 25, 2023 at Douglass Elementary School Media Center, located at 408 Price Street, Eden, NC. 2.02 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 09, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC 3. Moment of Prayer 3.01 Rev. Lauren Sims-Salata from Leaksville United Methodist Church, Eden, NC 4. Pledge of Allegiance/Approval of Agenda/Recognitions 4.01 Pledge of Allegiance 4.02 Approval of Agenda 4.03 Recognition - Dalton McMichael High School STEM Program - Dr. Stover 5. Public Comments / Board Comments 5.01 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments 5.02 Board Comments 6. Consent Agenda 6.01 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.02 Consent Approval - Head Start Program Monthly Budget Update - Ms. Annie Ellis 6.03 Consent Approval - Adoption of Board Policies - Dr. Cindy Corcoran 6.04 Consent Approval - Paxton Career Exploration Labs for WRMS and RCMS - Dr. Charles Perkins 6.05 Consent Approval - Early College Student Laptop RFP Approval - Dr. Charles Perkins 6.06 Consent Approval - Meeting Minutes for Board Approval - Open Session Special Called Board Meeting August 07, 2023, August 14, 2023 Regular Board Meeting, August 15, 2023 Board Retreat, and August 16, 2023 Board Retreat as presented. 7. Reports/Discussion Items 7.01 Budget and Salary Update - Ms. Annie Ellis 7.02 Restricted Sales Tax Projects Update - Ms. Erselle Young 7.03 Superintendent's Report - Dr. Stover 7.04 Board Chair Announcements - Ms. Kimberly McMichael 8. Action Items 8.01 Approval - Nominations For NCSBA Board of Directors - Dr. Stover 8.02 Approval - Beginning Teacher Support Program Plan for 2023-2024 - Ms. Angela Martin and Mr. Dean Richardson 9. Closed Session 10. Open Session 11. Adjournment 11.01 Motion to adjourn ###

Note:  Past RCS Board of Education Meetings are housed on the Rockingham Update Youtube Chanel- HERE

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