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A continued focus on safety, student mental health, student opportunities, staff recruitment and retention and infrastructure will be prioriti…

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Wilkes School Superintendent Mark Byrd said teachers and other personnel remain the local school system’s primary strength, but its biggest ch…

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Wilkes School Finance Director Seth Prevette on Friday told the Wilkes school board that the school system ended fiscal 2016-17 in better fina…

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The Wilkes County schools will need 34 more teachers in grades K-3 next year if a bill allowing larger classes at those levels isn’t approved,…

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly quoted Rep. Jeffrey Elmore as saying average teacher pay in North Carolina was increa…

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Some Wilkes County Board of Education members voiced concern when a one-time distribution of merit pay bonuses for people in certain state-fun…