Tag: Accomack

By Stefanie Jackson – As Accomack County citizens prepare to elect a school board for the first time this November, the Accomack Education Association plans to host a meet-and-greet with the candidates Monday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m., at Nandua High School. “The purpose of the forum is to hear the...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack is in the black allowing for long-overdue projects to be funded from county coffers including renovations and a new HVAC system at the circuit courthouse and refurbishing of Folly Creek’s boat ramp.  Revenue in the fourth quarter of Accomack’s 2019 fiscal year was up by...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools may soon provide free breakfast and lunch for every student through a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food and nutrition service agency. The program is Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), and it’s such a “huge” development that the entire school division...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack Airport could see an increase in traffic if commercial overflow from Wallops Island is sent there, Chairwoman Stella Rohde, of the Accomack Economic Development Authority, told members of the county board of supervisors Wednesday. Rohde has been talking with Dale Nash of the Mid-Atlantic Regional...
Story and photo by Stefanie Jackson – Audrey Furness is retiring after 36 years serving on the Accomack County School Board, and very little of that experience has been negative, she says. “Our children, we have to do everything we can for them,” she said in an interview with the...
By Linda Cicoira -- The victim of an alleged abduction in Greenbackville says her boyfriend, who was arrested for the crime, did not kidnap her. On Monday, Vermelle Tontrese Moore, 18, told Judge Gordon Vincent, of Accomack General District Court, that Jerry Antoine Satchell Jr., with whom she lives, did...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack high school graduations may no longer have valedictorian or salutatorian speeches as of 2022, because the two top-ranking students may no longer be acknowledged. “We’ve had parents, students, counselors, administrators” ask that graduates no longer be ranked, Director of Secondary Education Karen Taylor said at...
DollarSigns
By Stefanie Jackson – After the Accomack school division received negative feedback over the new teacher salary scale the school board approved last month, Superintendent Chris Holland sent teachers a memo explaining the details that Director of Finance Beth Onley spent countless hours hammering out. “We spend a lot of...
LittleKids
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Director of Elementary Schools Maribeth Haines updated the school board on June 4 about changes the Virginia Department of Education is making to the Virginia Preschool Initiative that will require more pre-K classroom observations. Through the Virginia Preschool Initiative, Accomack schools get state...
schoolcalendar
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board unanimously passed exam schedule changes Tuesday night that will allow the current school year to end one day early, Friday, June 7, instead of Monday, June 10. In other business, Director of Finance Beth Onley explained how the teacher salary scale was...