Jessie Pounds, News & Record

Jessie Pounds

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Greensboro, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Jessie:

Guilford County Schools looks at using body scanners at high schools

Bid documents posted on the district's website show in its request for proposals, which closed May 12, the district sought a company that would be able to provide a touchless → Read More

Greensboro property tax bills would go up under proposed city budget

GREENSBORO — Tax bills for homeowners would increase under a proposed $689 million budget recommendation from the city manager. → Read More

Guilford County Schools' 2022 graduations start Wednesday

The district's biggest high schools won't graduate until the first weekend in June, but 11 smaller schools are holding their graduations on Wednesday and Thursday. → Read More

With school bond referendum passed, Guilford officials ready to 'go forward'

GREENSBORO — Chairman Melvin “Skip” Alston said Wednesday that he and other members on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners are ready to issue bonds to support $1.7 billion in → Read More

Ballots for Guilford County voters include big bond request for school construction

Less than two years after getting $300 million for school construction, Guilford County Schools is asking for $1.7 billion to tackle the remaining long list of building and safety needs. → Read More

WATCH NOW: Ballots for Guilford County voters include big bond request for school construction

Less than two years after getting $300 million for school construction, Guilford County Schools is asking for $1.7 billion to tackle the remaining long list of building and safety needs. → Read More

Four Republicans, two of them teammates, are vying for primary wins in Guilford school board races

In the westerly District 6, logistics program manager Tim Andrew faces professor Matthew Kuennen. To the south, in District 2, online instruction designer Crissy Pratt faces private investigator Marc Ridgill. → Read More

Guilford school board wants $25.7M more per year from county, some for teacher pay

The school board on Tuesday also approved asking the commissioners for $10 million in capital outlay funds for next fiscal year to pay for HVAC upgrades, roof repairs and outdoor → Read More

WATCH NOW: 'Right person at the right time': Interim leader named for Guilford County schools

GREENSBORO — Guilford County Schools will have a new leader. → Read More

After-school activities canceled due to severe weather threat, Guilford County Schools says

The district's after-school childcare program will remain open, according to a district news release. → Read More

Both Bible club and 'Satan' club in limbo as Guilford school district conducts review

Both groups have previously filed lawsuits against school districts that have banned them, charging that their constitutional rights are being violated. → Read More

Money for nothing? Guilford tax dollars can't push school bond, candidate charges

Republican Board of Commissioners’ candidate Alan Branson accuses the county illegally spending taxpayer money to promote the ballot items. → Read More

Northeast Middle School back in session after closing for heat Tuesday

On Tuesday, there was no air in most of the classrooms, and there wasn't anywhere on campus they could relocate all the students and continue classes, according to Wanda Edwards, → Read More

Middle College at N.C. A&T renamed for A&T Four to honor sit-in movement

GREENSBORO — The Middle College at N.C. A&T has a new name that honors the students who started the sit-in movement. → Read More

Guilford school could be named after 'Hidden Figures' mathematician

Katherine Johnson and Sylvia Mendez could have new schools in Guilford County named after them, if school board approves the names recommended by the district's facilities naming committee. → Read More

School workers should be paid for experience sooner, Guilford educators group argues

The group is calling on Guilford County Schools to rework its salary schedules to provide unlicensed workers — like custodians, teacher assistants and school office staff — with experience-based pay → Read More

Swann Middle plans community festivities Saturday to celebrate 100th birthday

The festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Musical performers will include the Swann band, orchestra, alumni drumline, cast of “Moana, Jr.” and special guests, Banda Descendencia Oaxaqueña. → Read More

Guilford's 'restart' schools to start later, get fewer teacher workdays than originally planned

The changes apply to the separate calendar used by 23 "restart" schools that have had low performance on state tests for multiple consecutive years and have applied for and received → Read More

Guilford County Schools to resume school bus service for all starting Monday

Since January, about 2,780 high school students had to find an alternate way to school, including using public city buses in Greensboro and High Point due to a school bus → Read More

School board votes to seek search firm to help find next Guilford County Schools superintendent

The board voted at its retreat on Saturday to advertise for a search firm to help find a replacement for Superintendent Sharon Contreras, who said in January she is leaving → Read More