Back to School Today

RUTHERFORD COUNTY — It’s back to school for most Rutherford County students. They are joining the REaCH program, Lake Lure Classical Academy, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy students and Forest City-Dunbar Elementary already in session.

Dr. Janet Mason serves as superintendent for the district and continues to bring innovative programs such as STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math- to elementary, middle and high schools. Dr. Mason recently received recognition with a 2017 Friday Meda for improving student learning and implementing digital-age approaches to teaching and learning.

The school system is committed to graduation success for all students. RC Schools participates in a pilot program to raise the required school attendance age from 16 t0 18 years of age.

Over 8000 students and over 500 teachers will be going back to school today. Watch for school buses and students this morning.