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Richmond County public school funding at risk

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Every year counties and the agencies they oversee come to loggerheads over one thing: funding. With increases in expenditures and the need for necessary new equipment, training or personnel, many departments have plead their case for the upcoming fiscal year for increases in the necessary funding they each need to best serve Richmond County’s taxpayers. Often, those requests are met with hard questions and then continued over to work sessions

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    Posted on February 14, 2014 at 8:01 am

    While students across the region went home last week with their report cards, the schools themselves are being graded on a state level for the first time, and according to officials, Richmond County looks to pass with flying colors. This past fall, the state announced a new program that is holding all public schools accountable for their levels of education, and grading them according to a point standard, with 800

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  • Rappahannock River program inspiring a new generation of stewards

    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Students at Richmond County schools are getting a unique insight into conservation.

    The Rappahannock River has an unusual new group of protectors: a class of 6th graders pioneering the way for future generations to safeguard local waterways. For the past few months, Lowery Pemberton, Education Coordinator for Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), and Richmond County Science teacher Patty Ptucha have partnered with groups such as the Menokin Foundation, Belle Isle State Park, the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District, the Northern

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  • School does an about-face after students learn to be leaders

    Posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    It sounds like something from a movie daily fights, disregard for superiors and a complete lack of respect for each other. While to many it may seem like a tale about prison life, until recently students at Rappahannock High School say that it was all part of a routine day until a program was introduced that has changed the school and the character of the students who attend it. This

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  • County approves funding for third full-time nurse at nurse-less Lancaster schools

    Posted on December 18, 2013 at 8:00 am


      Lancaster County schools now have funds in place for a third fulltime nurse. And perhaps the move came just in time as the two current fulltime nurses in the school division are resigning, Superintendent Daniel Lukich said yesterday. The board of supervisors on Monday unanimously approved the second semi-annual appropriation of the county budget, which included the transfer of $44,000 from the instruction category in the school budget to

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  • School construction back on track with new contractor

    Posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Richmond County’s multi-million dollar school construction project is still rolling with a new contractor leading the way. On Monday, Nov. 25, the Richmond County School Board approved Rodriguez Ripley Maddux Motley (RRMM) Architects as the school division’s new architectural firm for the project. “Due to the work of the school board as well as Sands Anderson, our attorney, we were able to seamlessly enter into a new contract,” said Superintendent

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  • Schools getting dramatic with new opportunities for theater

    Posted on December 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

    The cast of “Lend Me a Tenor,” starring Alexis Kemp (front row, left to right), Cory Flannery,  Jasmine Pacheco, Travis McGhee (back row, left to right), Ray Rubio, Rachel Austria, Tristan Edwards and Ashleigh Cobb.

    To act or not to act. That is the question several area students can now answer for themselves at their own schools. Over the past couple of years, the theater bug has been caught throughout the Northern Neck and Essex County, infecting teachers and children alike with a fiery passion for the dramatic arts and placing the opportunity to star as classic characters such as Dorothy from The Wizard of

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