Tag: Accomack

By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools welcomed 4,204 students back to the classroom Tuesday, and enrollment is expected to increase, Superintendent Chris Holland announced at the school board meeting Tuesday night. The first day of school began and ended without any major issues. Arcadia Middle School students were...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board on Tuesday night unanimously approved recommendations for spending the more than $13 million it will receive from the third round of the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding, following a public hearing on the matter. Karen Downing, of...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Aug. 24, to receive comments and vote on a plan to spend more than $13 million from the third round of the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding, about a week...
Staff Report — On Aug. 12, 2021 (Thursday), the Virginia State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatality in Accomack County, Eastern Shore, Virginia. According to State Police, the vehicle crash occurred at approximately 6:20 p.m., on Route 13/Lankford Highway, north of Route 662/Baylys Neck Road. The driver of a 2001 Ford Escape, 59-year-old...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board approved Tuesday night a plan for students to return to school in person five days a week this September, with COVID-19 mitigation strategies in place. Chairman Paul Bull noted that “we’re approving a concept” and the back-to-school plan may change in the...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board voted 8-1 Tuesday night to allow fall sports in the upcoming school year – including football, volleyball, cross-country running, and cheerleading – upon the recommendation of Superintendent Chris Holland. The school division must be “flexible” if COVID-19 circumstances change, he noted. Nandua High...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack and Northampton school divisions each will receive $25,000 for the purchase of technology to be used by students and teachers in the classroom, through the cooperation of an anonymous donor and local public broadcasting station WHRO. Accomack schools Superintendent Chris Holland and WHRO representatives...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board voted unanimously June 15 to approve a memorandum of understanding or MOU between the school district and the Chincoteague Police Department, allowing the CPD to continue the application process for a state grant that would fund a new school resource officer...
By Connie Morrison — Despite a carefully planned and adopted budget, Accomack County could face a budget shortfall of an estimated $241,000, thanks to the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, which was passed by the General Assembly in its last special session and goes into effect July 1. Under the act, employers...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore’s local and state government representatives reflected on how the region fared throughout the COVID-19 pandemic this last year and looked forward to the future at the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s semiannual Eggs and Issues breakfast and political forum May...