The lawyer for the shooting victim says she plans to sue the school division. Meanwhile, the teacher faces a long recovery.
By 2024, all six Rockbridge County Public Schools will be equipped with interactive display panels.
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.
The Rockbridge County School Board approved the $2.8 million overhaul.
A decline in COVID-19 cases nationwide has led to some schools relaxing mask rules, but experts worry that colder weather will send people back indoors where the virus can spread easily.
Rockbridge County students are headed back to the classrooms starting next month.
Lexington students are headed back to the classrooms starting at the end of this month.
Local school districts could gain almost $200,000 in federal funding to help with transitioning to virtual education and keeping teachers and students safe.
Buena Vista City Public Schools are working to recruit more teachers through dual-enrollment programs for high school students as well as increased teacher pay.
The Virginia Department of Education awarded nearly $200,000 to Rockbridge County and Buena Vista schools to address student safety concerns amid nationwide school shootings.