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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 – 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 – The Northampton County school board voted for the second and final time June 11 in favor of Superintendent Eddie Lawrence continuing in his position for two more years, after the board learned that its May 28 vote on the matter did not conform to state...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton school board member’s criticism of Superintendent Eddie Lawrence’s annual performance goals resulted in Chairman William Oakley calling for an impromptu closed session Sept. 12, without specifying the reason for his request. “Let me finish, I want to answer this,” Lawrence protested when Chairman William...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton school board members failed to find common ground on issues at an Aug. 8 work session that left one member, Nancy Proto, “mystified” and “outraged.” “I pretty much can guarantee you, you don’t like me on this board, you’re going to really hate me off...