Tag: High School

By Stefanie Jackson – The “Yes for Northampton Schools” campaign is underway to inform Northampton voters about a proposal to increase the county’s sales tax rate by 1% to help pay for about $35 million in renovations and new construction needed at Northampton High School. The upgrades will improve both...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors has borrowed about $25 million to date for a major repair and reconstruction project at Northampton High School, but members recently learned it might cost $35 million. Northampton County Administrator Charlie Kolakowski asked supervisors at their June 16 meeting to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton’s public and private high schools had to turn up the creativity a notch to make graduation special for the Class of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying social distancing guidelines. Broadwater Academy, in Exmore, issued a press release that stated...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County borrowed $25 million for repairs and new construction at Northampton High School – following more than a decade of debate with the school board and two opinions from architectural firms on the condition of the building  – but it’s not nearly enough money. A...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors have learned of another building repair issue at Northampton High School, but it has nothing to do with the size of the project or its cost. No contractor has bid on the job. “That has turned into a disappointing endeavor for us,” Superintendent Eddie Lawrence...
By Stefanie Jackson – It was a “dream come true” Tuesday night for Northampton school board chairman William “Skip” Oakley when county supervisors unanimously approved borrowing nearly $29 million dollars to renovate Northampton High School and build a new addition. “Let’s have a state-of-the-art school,” said David Kabler, a District...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton school and county officials have already begun the process of financing $25 million in renovations and repairs needed at Northampton High School, even though the exact work to be done has not yet been determined. “It looks like after years of debating whether or not...
By Stefanie Jackson – Sen. Lynwood Lewis, of the Virginia General Assembly, toured Northampton High School on Tuesday for a firsthand look at the challenges presented by the building's declining physical condition as Superintendent Eddie Lawrence described the upgrades and additions that will be needed to meet students' future...
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By Stefanie Jackson – One of Northampton High School’s oldest sections, constructed in 1954, should be demolished, an architectural firm has concluded. Superintendent Eddie Lawrence agreed with the recommendation of architectural firm Waller, Todd & Sadler, of Virginia Beach, Va., about the 1954 building, labeled Area A on a floor...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Local organization Eastern Shore Healthy Communities, in cooperation with the Roseland Theatre in Onancock, presented the documentary “Paper Tigers” May 23, the story of how one high school turned itself around, reducing the number of suspensions given to students and supporting their academic success. “Stressed brains...