Tag: Schools

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence expects all students in grades K to 12 will be allowed back in school in person four days a week by Christmas vacation, he announced during the Oct. 22 school board meeting. That is the plan provided “everything stays the same...
By Connie Morrison — Arcadia Middle School building is closed to staff and students from Oct. 27 through Nov. 9 "for proper sanitization procedures," according to message posted to the school's Facebook pagee. "All students should check their email accounts today for further information and letters will be sent home...
Dear Editor: The current Northampton High School/Middle School complex was completed in 1954, and then expanded in 1978. The facility has served Northampton County well in the education of our students. The current high school/middle school complex has run its course, and it is not meeting the needs of the...
By Stefanie Jackson – One Northampton student testing positive for COVID-19 was enough to slow down but not stop the school division from proceeding with plans to allow more students to begin attending class in person four days a week. Superintendent Eddie Lawrence was notified Monday, Oct. 5, by the...
By Stefanie Jackson – At least 145 Accomack public school students are ready to give up on 100% virtual learning barely one month into the new school year, Assistant Superintendent Rhonda Hall reported to the school board Oct. 6. “I think parents are finding out that the virtual (learning) is...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence reported that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the new school year is off to a good start. “I’m as about as happy and proud as I can be about the first two weeks of school,” Lawrence said at a Sept. 10 school...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville town council members deliberated Monday night whether the town should join Northampton County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), formerly the Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA). The towns of Exmore, Cape Charles, and Cheriton already belong to the group. An invitation was extended to Eastville, Nassawadox, and...
Submitted Article and Photos – As Northampton County Public Schools looked at its return to the 2020-2021 school year, the administration and staff wanted to take an opportunity to reflect and thank the local community for all the support it has given to its schools since the start of...
By Stefanie Jackson – With 50% of Virginia school divisions starting the 2020-2021 school year with students participating in 100% remote learning, and all divisions offering a remote learning option, the Virginia Department of Education’s EdEquity webinar “Re-engaging Disconnected Students and Families” comes at an opportune time for school...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools has previewed plans to spend nearly $1.7 million it qualified to receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The school district’s top priority is keeping students and staff healthy and safe by providing personal protective equipment...