Tag: school board

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 – 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 – A Nandua Middle School student spoke to the Accomack school board last week to raise awareness of mental health issues in teens and what the school board can do to help. Ciara Onley described a typical school day for a teenager. “You walk into school. To...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board declined to respond to recent accusations that it had acted improperly for fear of engaging in an unending “war of words,” as Superintendent Eddie Lawrence called it. It was the rush to renew the superintendent’s contract without strict adherence to state law...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton school board members Jo Ann Molera and Nancy Proto are concerned that restorative justice, an alternative form of school discipline that could be used to reduce high suspension rates, was unfairly characterized in a survey recently given to teachers. “I was a little disappointed that...
By Linda Cicoira -- Janet Martin-Turner is back.  The former school board member, who fought to get an elected school board for Accomack, received the most votes in District 7 and was returned to the post she once held as an appointed member. Martin-Turner garnered 862 votes or about 56%...
Dear Editor: With the November election fast approaching, I just wanted to take an opportunity to say how fortunate we are to finally be able to vote for Connie Burford for the Accomack County School Board. I don’t think there should be a doubt in anyone’s mind how much she is...
Story and Photos by Connie Morrison Candidates in contested Accomack County races fielded questions for almost two hours Tuesday night at a forum sponsored by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES). Three groups of candidates participated: those running for the treasurer’s seat (Brandy Custis Childress and James Lilliston); candidates in...
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...