Local school officials say pay raises will help districts retain teachers and staff.
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Opioid overdoses have increased steadily since 2018 in Virginia. Rockbridge County Public Schools. Administrators, and school nurses can now administer Narcan to reverse opioid overdoses in schools.
Rockbridge County school officials say space will be limited for its Career and Technical Education courses next school year due to the upcoming renovation of the Floyd S. Kay Technical Education Center. The changes come with a new name, too.
Rockbridge County Public Schools food service managers want a pay increase to help recruit and retain more cafeteria workers.
By 2024, all six Rockbridge County Public Schools will be equipped with interactive display panels.
About 10% of Rockbridge County households are food insecure. But about 50% of Rockbridge County Public Schools students qualify for free and reduced meals.
The division received $4 million in state funding and has until 2024 to spend it on pandemic recovery efforts, like extra tutoring programs and school counselors.
Lexington and Rockbridge County Public Schools will administer new winter growth assessments for students this school year. The Virginia Dept. of Education added the new test after most school divisions reported test score drops after the pandemic.
The schools lack enough drivers to cover regular routes, but also teachers, custodians, nurses and other staff positions, reflecting the national labor shortage and early retirements during the pandemic.
The Rockbridge County School Board approved the $2.8 million overhaul.