The lawyer for the shooting victim says she plans to sue the school division. Meanwhile, the teacher faces a long recovery.
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.
Superintendent Rebecca Walters says the district needs this change to remain competitive and to show appreciation for hard-working employees.
Administrators are offering increased wages to encourage more pandemic-fatigued teachers to work this summer.
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.
Teachers entered the fourth day of their strike over pay raises.
Rockbridge County teachers say they are struggling financially because of low salaries.
School officials express concern about the future of local schools amidst critical teacher shortages.
A small property tax hike to fund the budget was approved by the BOS, but teachers and parents say the result leaves gaps of “crisis” proportions.
The Virginia State Board of Education has conditionally accredited three Buena Vista schools following their implementation of changes to improve test scores.