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Macon County Schools hires former Sheriff Robert Holland as new School safety Coordinator

During Monday night’s meeting of the Macon County Board of Education, the board voted unanimously to approve a contract with former Sheriff Robert Holland to serve as the district’s Coordinator of School Safety. 

“Mr. Holland has an extensive knowledge of school security having served on the NC Governor’s Safe Schools Task Force as well as his experiences during his 30+ year career in law enforcement,” said Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin. “I am excited to have a person with his qualifications serving our students in this important position.”

According to Dr. Baldwin, the position will be paid in the first year using American Rescue Plan Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Funds). 

“In the school setting, safety and security for our children is paramount and it is something that continues to change,” said Holland. “As Sheriff I focused on increasing school safety in Macon County and am excited for this new role and to be able to continue that work for our children.” 

According to Holland’s new job description, the Coordinator of School Safety will provide strategic direction and leadership for the overall administration and coordination of the Safety and Security program for the District including security, public safety, and emergency.

He will serve under the broad guidance and administrative supervision of the Superintendent or Superintendent’s Designee. Under limited supervision, Holland will be expected to perform supervisory and administrative tasks in developing, implementing, and managing programs designed to effectively address security and school safety needs. 

Holland will be responsible for coordinating a comprehensive school safety program, which includes working with local law enforcement agencies to monitor and coordinate the school resource officer program. Holland will work as a liaison between the school system and local law enforcement agencies in Macon County.  He will work extensively with the leadership team, school administrators and community on all areas of school safety. His work will also involve implementing training programs pertaining to matters of safety and security for site-based administrators and helps to develop and monitor school safety area of the school improvement plans. 

Holland will begin his role with the Macon County School system on January 3, 2023. 


  1. SIS SIS December 6, 2022

    This is great!

  2. Jeanne Bleier Jeanne Bleier December 8, 2022

    Congratulations Robbie Holland!!

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