Tag: Accomack

By Stefanie Jackson – The COVID-19 pandemic and virtual and hybrid learning have challenged Accomack teachers and students, with more students recommended this year to repeat grades but fewer educators willing to teach summer school. An average of 20 to 40 students have been recommended for retention at every Accomack...
By Stefanie Jackson – Congresswoman Elaine Luria hosted an online forum Wednesday in which Coastal Virginia leaders voiced their appreciation and concerns regarding the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law March 12 and will provide funding to states and localities recovering from the economic fallout of the...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack County Public Schools fiscal year 2022 operating budget of nearly $59.8 million was unanimously approved by the school board Tuesday night. The approved budget included about $956,000 in additional spending made possible by Accomack schools receiving more funding from Virginia’s state budget than originally...
By Stefanie Jackson – All Accomack hybrid students in grades pre-K to 12 will be attending school in person four days a week before the end of April, Assistant Superintendent Rhonda Hall announced Tuesday night. The four-day, in-person school week will begin Monday, April 19, for elementary school students, and...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board voted Tuesday night to allow kindergarten through third grade students in the special education inclusion program to attend school in person four days a week starting March 22. Superintendent Chris Holland recommended the decision that will double the number of days per...
By Stefanie Jackson – Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane visited from Richmond last week at Kiptopeke Elementary School in Northampton County and Metompkin Elementary and Tangier Combined schools in Accomack County to see how the two school divisions have safely provided students in-person learning opportunities throughout the...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board unanimously approved Superintendent Chris Holland’s recommendation Tuesday night to allow students on varsity teams to play spring sports starting March 8. Accomack students missed out on the opportunity to play sports last spring when Virginia schools closed in mid-March due to COVID-19. Holland’s...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack schools Coordinator of Student Health Services Tonya Martin had “excellent news” for the school board Tuesday night on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the county. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s school metrics published on the Virginia Department of Health...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County’s Board of Supervisors began work on the fiscal year 2022 budget this week, after receiving a presentation from County Administrator Mike Mason of his proposed budget. Mason thanked “the county’s team of hardworking men and women who have overcome the operational challenges the last difficult...
Mr. Stanley Avon Ames, 63, of Painter, received eternal life on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Born in Accomack County, Stanley was the beloved son of the late Ernest A. Ames and the late Shirley Parker. Stanley was a gifted auto mechanic that...