October 21, 2017

INDY Week questionnaire responses

By James Barrett

CARRBORO-CHAPEL HILL CITY SCHOOLS QUESTIONNAIRE   Name: James Barrett Website: http://barrettforschools.com Occupation: Software Engineering Manager Phone Number: 919-593-0592 Email Address:  james@barrettforschools.com Years Lived in Carrboro/Chapel Hill: 40   1) Given the current direction of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education, would you say things are generally on the right track? If not, what specific, major Read More

October 18, 2017


By James Barrett

I’ve been endorsed by Indy Week and the Hank Anderson-Bill Thorpe-Yonni Chapman Breakfast Club again in this election. And for the first time in recent memory, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Association of Educators issued endorsements in this election and is supporting me as well. Thank you, teachers.   And I’m grateful for the support of these Read More

September 17, 2017

2017 CHCCS School Board forums

By James Barrett

CHCCS BOE School Board Sept 23 Meet Candidates Booker Creek/Cedar Falls/Coker Hills/Eastside precincts 3:30pm-CHPL Sept 27 OCPD and DWOC School Board Forum-OWASA 6:30pm Oct 8 OP On-Line Forum 7pm-8:30pm Oct 14 YLC/Chinese School-CH Forum 2:15pm Phillips MS Oct 16 CHCCS BOE school board forum with PTA council and NAACP, LWVODC 7pm Chapel Hill Town Hall Read More

September 10, 2017

Is CHCCS a great district?

By James Barrett

Is the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District a Great District?   Do we have a great public school district? Real estate agents will certainly tell you yes. Our overall achievement test scores might say we’re best in North Carolina. But what does it truly mean to be a great public school district?   My children—a just-graduated Read More

July 7, 2017

Barrett Files for Re-election to CHCCS Board of Education

By James Barrett

July 7, 2017 For Immediate Release For more information, contact James Barrett at (919) 593-0592, james@barrettforschools.com, or see BarrettforSchools.com Barrett Files for Re-election to CHCCS Board of Education Current Chairman James Barrett filed for re-election today to the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, saying he looks forward to one more term to continue Read More

July 1, 2017

Priorities and progress

By James Barrett

I started this post in 2012 to track some of what I wanted to work on on the school board over my first 2 years and have updated with my status as much as possible. There isn’t necessarily an order to this list, and it won’t be exhaustive (it is probably longer than it should Read More