Tag: Accomack

By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack County School Board got a sneak peek of the school district’s fiscal year 2023 operating budget Tuesday night from Finance Director Beth Onley, who reported that even though student enrollment has decreased, some revenues are expected to increase. Accomack schools’ average daily membership or...
By Connie Morrison — Onancock  is  definitely  a  hot  spot  for  Christmas  lights.  This  Christmas  town is incandescent. Entering  Onancock  on  Market  Street  from  U.S.  Route  13,  it’s  hard  to  miss the glow of an entire block on Hall Street, on the left just before the car wash. Residents on both...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board at its early December meeting heard a teacher’s firsthand account of the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) and how the program for at-risk 4-year-olds is implemented in Accomack’s pre-K classrooms. “If you come into a VPI classroom, the question you’re going to hear...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to add three days to winter break, which will now begin Monday, Dec. 20, with students returning to school Monday, Jan. 3. “I feel like it’s important, the way the (COVID-19) pandemic is. … A lot of divisions...
By Stefanie Jackson – The majority of Accomack students are attending school in person five days a week for the first time since COVID-19 hit in March 2020, but Accomack County Public Schools is continuing its work to ensure its students get the internet access they need at home...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board has not taken action on its proposed policy on the treatment of transgender students since the matter was tabled Oct. 5, but a concerned citizen reminded the board Tuesday night of the policy’s relevance to Accomack students. “I can say, as a...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County schools have followed suit with Northampton County schools to provide teachers more planning time in the form of two-hour early dismissals on select Wednesdays and extend Thanksgiving vacation to a full week. Superintendent Chris Holland said Tuesday night that Accomack teachers “are working hard....
By Stefanie Jackson – Both Accomack and Northampton County Public Schools are struggling to find substitute teachers amid a waning COVID-19 pandemic, with each school division applying a different strategy to address the issue. The Accomack school board had previously approved a new substitute pay scale that would take effect...
By Stefanie Jackson – The majority of the Accomack County school board meeting Oct. 19 was spent by parents and concerned citizens who brought forth numerous issues during the public comment period, including school lunches, dress codes, bullying, student safety, and the school board’s proposed policy on the treatment...