Tag: Schools

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Director of Special Programs Keren Plowden has proposed a more inclusive educational program for toddlers, partly in response to an increasing number of referrals the school division is receiving for special education services for 2- and 3-year-olds. Virginia is the only state that requires...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board voted 8-1 Tuesday night to allow fall sports in the upcoming school year – including football, volleyball, cross-country running, and cheerleading – upon the recommendation of Superintendent Chris Holland. The school division must be “flexible” if COVID-19 circumstances change, he noted. Nandua High...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack and Northampton school divisions each will receive $25,000 for the purchase of technology to be used by students and teachers in the classroom, through the cooperation of an anonymous donor and local public broadcasting station WHRO. Accomack schools Superintendent Chris Holland and WHRO representatives...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Public Schools summer programs are underway to help students recover learning losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, and administrators are hammering out the details of a plan that will allow all students to return to school in person five days a week in the...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board voted unanimously June 15 to approve a memorandum of understanding or MOU between the school district and the Chincoteague Police Department, allowing the CPD to continue the application process for a state grant that would fund a new school resource officer...
By Stefanie Jackson – The COVID-19 pandemic and virtual and hybrid learning have challenged Accomack teachers and students, with more students recommended this year to repeat grades but fewer educators willing to teach summer school. An average of 20 to 40 students have been recommended for retention at every Accomack...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton eighth graders returned to school four days a week on Monday, April 26, leaving only three grade levels (ninth, 10th, and 11th) with hybrid students who spend just two days in the classroom every week. “We’re doing what we can to get kids back in...
By Stefanie Jackson – Using money originally borrowed for renovations and new construction at the middle and high school complex in Eastville, Northampton supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to award contracts to ABM Facility Support Services to replace outdated, failing equipment in Northampton’s public buildings and elementary schools with...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack County Public Schools fiscal year 2022 operating budget of nearly $59.8 million was unanimously approved by the school board Tuesday night. The approved budget included about $956,000 in additional spending made possible by Accomack schools receiving more funding from Virginia’s state budget than originally...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence presented the school division’s fiscal year 2022 operating budget to county supervisors April 13, sharing both the challenges that were faced in writing the budget and his hope for the future of funding local K-12 public education. The budget...