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MCS June 29th, 2020 Board Meeting – 6:00 pm

MCS June 29th, 2020 Board Meeting – 6:oo pm – (Before closed session)

MCS June 29th, 2020 Board Meeting – (After closed session)

School Year 2020-2021 – Parent Survey

Link to English Survey

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MCS At-Home Learning Support Site

At Home Learning Assignments for Students

Important News Release

Noticias Importantes – Comunicado de Prensa


Governor Cooper has issued an Executive Order to close all public school districts across the state beginning today, Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th.

Therefore, we will be adjusting our 2019-2020 calendar to include the Governor’s decision as well as the following changes:

Our Food Distribution Sites will officially open on Tuesday, March 17th. Food Distribution Sites will be Franklin High School, Mountain View Intermediate School, South Macon Elementary School, Highlands School and Nantahala School. Parents and students may pick up food from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday. In addition, our buses will be running their regular routes during the hours of 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to deliver meals to those who cannot pick them up. These meals will be free of charge.

At-Home Learning will begin on Tuesday, March 17th. Your principal will communicate detailed information with you regarding your At-Home Learning experience.  Do not hesitate to contact your teacher or your principal if you have questions.

Wireless access at all Macon County Schools locations will be available for students. District-provided student devices will automatically connect when in range. We will begin making wireless access available at Franklin High School this week with the other schools to follow. If you have questions or need assistance with technology during your At-Home Learning, Macon County Schools Tech Support can be reached at 828-524-3314 ext. 1044 or feel free to email at

We anticipate returning to school on Tuesday, March 31st.  However, we understand the severity of the coronavirus may impact this return date.

We will, of course, continue to work closely with the Macon County Health Department. We are committed to keeping you informed. Please visit our website at up to date information or you may call 828-524-3314. These are unprecedented times, but please know the health, safety and education of our students remains our ultimate focus in every decision we make.Located in the scenic southwestern part of the state, Macon County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. Our county is home to approximately 32,395 full-time residents, and our public schools serve almost 4,400 students. There are eleven schools in the Macon County Schools system.  There are four elementary schools, one intermediate, one middle, and one high school located within an eight-mile radius of Franklin, the county seat.  There are two k-12 schools, one in Nantahala and one in Highlands. Union Academy is a 7-12 school and we have one early college high school. All eleven schools are accredited by the North Carolina State Board of Education.


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Macon County Schools will be a globally competitive school district striving for continuous improvement.


  • Continuous Improvement
  • Motivated Faculty & Staff
  • All Children Can Learn
  • Management by Fact
  • Stakeholder Partnerships
  • Safe & Healthy Learning Environment

Proper Hand Washing is the Key to Staying Healthy

A video by Haley Bell, School Nurse – Macon County Schools

K12 Payment Center

K12 Payment Center
You can now manage your student’s lunch account on-line!  You can manage multiple student accounts, make payments and see what your student is purchasing.  Click on the K12 Payment Center icon below to set up an account.

Macon County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the website or if you are unable to access a page or document on the website, you may contact the Technology Department via email at