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Susan Saunders leaves Northumberland County School Board

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

Northumberland County’s school board lost a member Monday. During the board’s regular meeting in Lottsburg, Susan Saunders, District 1’s member of the board submitted her resignation. “My family has been relocated to Houston,” Saunders said. “It’s exciting but I’m sad, too.” Saunders was elected to the board in 2011. Her term would have expired in January 2016 following the November elections. Chairman Dick Saxer moved that the board accept Saunders’

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    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

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    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 10:02 am

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  • School division loses full accreditation

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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  • Northumberland Public Library helps YMCA campers

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    YMCA campers during a visit to the Northumberland Public Library.

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  • Northumberland schools get federal boost

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

    At Northumberland County’s school board meeting in Lottsburg, Sophronia, Smith who handles federal programs for the schools, noted that Northumberland is in line to get $18,000 more from federal sources this year than it did last year. This year the federal government will send the county $514,530. School Resource Officer, Deputy Sheriff Allen Garland, provided the Board with copies of the schools’ “crisis plans.” There are two documents, one 66 pages

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    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:38 am

    They were the only ones in the region to do it. Northumberland County Public Schools stood apart from neighboring divisions with no decreases in SOL scores. With the release of the 2013-2014 pass rates last Wednesday for schools in Virginia, the state average for the total number of students who passed the SOL rose in mathematics while decreasing slightly in other subject areas. Compared to the 2012-2013 school year, the

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