Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson – Smart Beginnings Eastern Shore, an organization advocating for the well-being of children, hosted the second virtual event of its 2021 Kids Count forum April 14, on promoting school and community partnerships. The forum highlighted the work of the Northampton County Education Foundation (NCEF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence announced Tuesday that students in grades six and 12 will be permitted to return to school in person four days a week starting Monday, April 12. That means all Northampton elementary school students and seniors will have the option of a...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors discussed ongoing revisions to the county comprehensive plan during a March 24 joint work session that highlighted the continuing struggle to preserve Northampton’s rural character while allowing the development of housing and accommodations for both residents and...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton Finance Director John Chandler presented the county’s proposed expenditures for fiscal year 2022 to supervisors March 23, totaling nearly $35 million from the general fund. Chandler noted the county is positioned to have a balanced budget based on the FY 2022 projected revenues he reported...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools continue to expand in-person learning opportunities for students as COVID-19 metrics continue to trend down, and fourth graders are next to be offered a four-day school week starting March 22. Fifth graders may likely return to school four days a week starting March 29,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors were updated March 9 on the work being performed by ABM Consultants to determine the county’s options for reducing its energy consumption through upgrading county facilities and infrastructure. Northampton entered a contract with ABM in fall 2020 for the firm to perform a technical...
By Stefanie Jackson – Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane visited from Richmond last week at Kiptopeke Elementary School in Northampton County and Metompkin Elementary and Tangier Combined schools in Accomack County to see how the two school divisions have safely provided students in-person learning opportunities throughout the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Public Schools navigated through a spike in COVID-19 cases after winter break that temporarily closed classroom doors to in-person learning, but now COVID-19 numbers are steadily declining and many students are back in school two days a week – and some grades are...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton is the number one county in Virginia for the total persons per 100,000 who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, Eastern Shore Health District Chief Operating Officer Jon Richardson announced Feb. 23. The number of COVID-19 vaccines administered per 100,000 persons is “the ultimate measure of...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Education Foundation (NCEF) donations totaling more than $50,000 supported students and classrooms in Northampton County Public Schools last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is heartwarming to see how the community stepped up to support our schools in 2020,” said Linda Schulz, chair of...