Tag: school board

By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack School Board Member Camesha Handy announced Tuesday that she will seek the District 5 seat on the Accomack County Public School Board in the November general election. The Gargatha Landing resident has served in the post since she was appointed by the School Board Selection...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton school board members discussed concerns about the school division’s attendance policies at their May 9 work session. School board member Jo Ann Molera works in the Northampton County court system and has heard the excuses parents give the judge for their children’s truancy.   “Some of the...
By Stefanie Jackson – All three candidates seeking appointment to the Accomack County School Board are unopposed in their respective districts, including the candidate looking to replace longtime school board member Audrey Furness, of District 2, who is not seeking another term. Edward Taylor, of Temperanceville, wants the District 2...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton school board member and advocate for reform in the county’s public school system, Nancy Proto, of Cape Charles, announced March 28 that she will not run for re-election in November. Until her term expires, the retired school psychologist will continue promoting “a shift in...
By Linda Cicoira -- Ronnie E. Holden will seek election to the District 8 seat on the Accomack County School Board in November. The retired University of Maryland Eastern Shore administrator has served on the board in an appointed position for about 28 years. This will be the first...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence’s proposed the annual school calendar again include an extra 45 minutes of instruction per day, and school board members are in a quandary. The proposal was made at the board’s Feb. 14 meeting. The state requires at least 180 days...
By Stefanie Jackson – A parent of three Arcadia High School students and an Accomack supervisor criticized the communication skills of the Accomack school board at the board’s Tuesday night meeting after its office failed to provide parents with information on an alleged gun threat made by a student at...
By Stefanie Jackson-  Northampton Middle School Principal Ron Yorko met with the Northampton school board on Sept. 27 to explain his plan for schoolwide implementation of the Level Literacy Intervention in what he called “an all hands on deck approach” to improve student reading skills. The larger goal is for...