Tag: Accomack

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence reported that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the new school year is off to a good start. “I’m as about as happy and proud as I can be about the first two weeks of school,” Lawrence said at a Sept. 10 school...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools has previewed plans to spend nearly $1.7 million it qualified to receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The school district’s top priority is keeping students and staff healthy and safe by providing personal protective equipment...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board couldn’t give parents the five-day week back-to-school plan they wanted for students, due to space limitations related to social distancing, but the board passed a compromise Tuesday night: a choice between distance learning and a hybrid of distance learning and two...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools’ financial outlook has appeared to improve since about two weeks ago, when Finance Director Beth Onley announced that the fiscal year 2021 budget could experience a shortfall of up to $1.6 million. Multiple revenue losses were predicted due to the economic impacts...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton County Public Schools combined will receive more than $2.3 million in financial relief through the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), according to a May 1 press release from Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane. Accomack will get about...
By Bill Sterling Special to the Eastern Shore Post Arthur King Fisher, the consummate wordsmith who combined a deep scholarly interest with a great wit, died April 10 in Davidson, N.C. Fisher, 84, had spent most of his life on the Eastern Shore until he and his beloved wife of 47...
By Connie Morrison — As the Accomack County Board of Supervisors closed out its monthly meeting Wednesday night, April 15, Supervisor Donald Hart gave them some breaking news: “While we’ve been at this meeting, I just was notified that we’ve had five new cases of the coronavirus today in Accomack...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton County Public Schools were unprepared when Gov. Ralph Northam announced last Friday, March 13, that all Virginia public schools must close for at least two weeks, starting Monday, March 16, in response to COVID-19. This week, both school districts have rolled out plans...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition met March 6 at the Historic Onancock School, where participants shared insights on why the Shore lacks affordable housing and what must be done to fix the problem. Ramona Chapman, of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, facilitated. David...
By Stefanie Jackson – Repeated, unexcused school absences violate state law and can lead to court dates, fines, and even jail for parents or juvenile detention for students, an Accomack school administrator has cautioned. “Today, in fact, one of our little people was sentenced to 10 days in juvenile detention...