Gaskins named Asst. Superintendent of Robeson Co. schools

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) The Public Schools of Robeson County have chosen a new Assistant Superintendent.

Current Assistant Superintendent Walter Jackson tells WMBF News that Stephen Gaskins has been chosen to fill that position and oversee the technology infrastructure of all 43 schools in the county, as well as policy, facilities and maintenance, and parents' concerns.

Gaskins is coming to the district office from Lumberton High School, where he is serving as their school principal, and has for the past five years. Gaskins was previously the principal for St. Paul's High School.

Jackson says the Public Schools of Robeson County are completely wireless with 19,000 computers having their own data center and help desk.

Jackson added that Maxton businessman and town commissioner, James McDougald, asked school board members to consider selling or leasing the old Townsend Middle School gym to the Greater Maxton Area Economic Development Corp.

The school board is currently considering what to do with the building. Jackson says since the construction of the new gym, that building is not needed.

The school district gave the building to the county which in turn gave it back determining they didn't need it either.

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