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News Highlights

a little boy smiling with a school lunch. He has broccoli and chocolate milk in front of him.

School lunches will not be free to all students this year due to the end of the federal waivers that supported this initiative during the pandemic. If a child needs free or reduced lunch, parents must fill out a Free and Reduced Lunch form on the new Titan Family Portal. The portal can be used to view weekly menus, manage your student's meal account (payments, low-balance alerts, and transfer funds between family members), and apply for Free & Reduced Meals.

photo of a paper bag with summer meals written on it.

The Rowan-Salisbury Schools School Nutrition Department is providing free meals to children ages 3 to 18 throughout the summer at various locations.

woman standing in front of a colorful star mural. She's wearing a purple hat and a safety vest.

If you’ve driven past Hurley Elementary School during drop-off or dismissal, you’ve probably seen Velma Knox hard at work directing traffic and keeping students safe.

Meet Our Community

Daniel Herring, Erwin Middle School Principal

Daniel Herring received his Undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and his Masters in Administration from UNC, Charlotte.  Daniel is married to Katie, who works at RCCC, and they have twin boys, who are in kindergarten.  They also have a bulldog puppy, Zena.  In his spare time, Daniel likes to participate in CrossFit.  He chose this career path because seeing students find success is the ultimate reward in his role as principal. He says, "I absolutely love helping students bridge the gap between school and the outside world."

Jessica Allen, Assistant Principal

Jessica Allen received her Undergraduate Degree from Grove City College and her Masters in Administration from UNCC.  She is married and has three children who all attend Granite Quarry Elementary School.  When Mrs. Allen has any spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, hanging out with her friends.  She has always wanted to change the world, and she believes she can by working with children.  She feels that teaching is a true calling and truly believes in children.

Ryan Chandler, Assistant Principal

Mr. Chandler went to Pfeiffer University for his undergraduate degree and received his Master's Degree from Western Carolina University.  Ryan recently became engaged, and his fiancé is an oncology nurse in the University area. They have a dog named Ares and a cat named Scar.  During  his spare time he really enjoys playing golf, participating in CrossFit classes, or just hanging out playing games with his friends group.  Ryan chose to work in education in order to make a difference in students' lives. He feels that this profession gives him the opportunity to impact students lives in a positive way, and to provide them the tools necessary to be successful in life.

Currently Vacant, Assistant Principal