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Colonial Beach School Board officials ordered to raze burned building

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

Nine months after the old Colonial Beach High School was devastated by the hands of an arsonist, town code compliance official Teresa Davis issued an order for the School Board to demolish the building within 30 days. The letter was dated Sept. 26, but was not seen until Oct. 1 when Superintendent Kevin Newman returned from a three day trip. Newman then reportedly shared the letter with school board chair

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  • Richmond County Public Schools among 22 fully accredited school divisions in Virginia for 2014-2015 school year

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

    It’s an ever-shrinking list. The number of school systems in the state that have met all benchmarks for full accreditation are becoming fewer and fewer. But Richmond County Public Schools is on that list. And they were the only division in the Northern Neck to make it. “We’re thrilled we were able to achieve this standard once again and feel that it once again reflects the rigor of the instructional

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  • 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year to serve as Faculty Athletics Representative at Rappahannock High School

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Pictured standing: Cleveland Winfield. In background from left are School Board Vice-Chairman Brenda Pemberton, Chairman John Brown and Superintendent Greg Smith.

    Cleveland Winfield, who was last year’s Teacher of the Year for Richmond County Public Schools, will take on the role of Faculty Athletics Representative for Rappahannock High School. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Greg Smith credited Winfield and RHS principal Jesse Boyd for coming up with the position, which will be implemented for the first time this school year. “We were seeing some unsatisfactory results from our student athletes

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  • New principal for Essex High School, citizens relay concerns to school board

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The Essex County School Board appointed Andrew Hipple as its new high school principal during a closed session at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night. Hipple was principal for one year for the middle and high schools in Colonial Beach before resigning in June. Before that Hipple was principal and assistant principal for Rappahannock County Public Elementary and Middle Schools. As a teacher he worked in Virginia and Pennsylvania 

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  • New principal for Essex High School, citizens relay concerns to school board in mass meeting

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    The Essex County School Board appointed Andrew Hipple as its new high school principal during a closed session at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night. Hipple was principal for one year for the middle and high schools in Colonial Beach before resigning in June. Before that Hipple was principal and assistant principal for Rappahannock County Public Elementary and Middle Schools. Meanwhile, a science teacher resigned Monday, adding to a

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  • Richmond County supervisors approve schools’ appropriation request 3-2

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    The Richmond County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to pass the Richmond County Public Schools Fund Carry Over Resolution. In favor were supervisors Richard Thomas, Robert Pemberton and Lee Sanders. Opposed were supervisors John Haynes and Jean Harper. Per the resolution, the Richmond County School Board requested from the board of supervisors an appropriation of additional state revenue of $276,638 for the 2013-2014 school year. Superintendent Greg Smith in April

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  • Parents, teachers, community vent frustrations, share concerns about current state of Essex County Public Schools

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    High school teacher Brenda Anderson Diggs received a phone call letting her know about a meeting in Tappahannock involving discussion of various issues with Essex County schools. “As an educator and a concerned citizen of Essex County, I wanted to come and see what was going on, how Essex felt about it and what Essex wanted to do about it,” Diggs said. She wasn’t alone—over 70 citizens, ranging from former

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