BCPS closes buildings to the public

BCPS closes buildings to the public
Posted on 03/20/2020

Morganton, NC – Friday, March 20, 2020


Effective today, Friday, March 20, 2020, after 5 p.m., Burke County Public Schools will close all facilities, including Central Office and school buildings, to the public to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). All school facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. This is being done in conjunction with the City of Morganton and the County of Burke, who also are closing all government buildings to the public in response to the recent declarations by Gov. Roy Cooper and the federal government. This does not include our childcare facilities as that is considered an essential service.

While essential Burke County Public Schools employees will still be working in some of our facilities, employees will conduct all business with the public by telephone, email, fax or other virtual means whenever possible. Here are some important numbers: 

Main Central Office phone number 828-439-4312 | Fax 828-439-4314

Human Resources Department phone number 828-439-4323 | Fax 828-439-4347  

Meal Hotline phone number 828-433-8047 

Want to volunteer? Complete this form: https://forms.gle/V7BvrNmtJDtomA2EA 

All other departmental numbers as well as school numbers and email addresses can be found on our website: www.burke.k12.nc.us.

Burke County Public School Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam said, “These are unprecedented times and as we continue to focus on the safety and well being of our staff and students, we are having to take unprecedented measures. We will continue to have essential staff fulfilling critical duties in our facilities. These are our unsung heroes in child nutrition and child care and other crucial positions who are providing vital services to our community. We thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. We will keep you updated on new developments as soon as possible.”

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