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School board welcomes new representative

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:21 am

Northumbeerland County’s school board had a fast meeting Monday night. It was over just before 7 p.m. Even so, it covered a lot of ground.

First, the Board, having discussed the personnel matters in executive session quickly voted to allow one student to come back to the high school in the second quarter provided his grades and deportment stay good. Then, it voted to allow three students from other counties to attend Northumberland and voted to hire a number of school activity sponsors and other personnel including bus drivers. Perhaps most importantly, it voted to make Denzel Mitchell, a senior at the high school, the first student representative to sit with the Board. He assumed his seat later in the meeting. Wanda Ashton advised the Board that the elementary school is almost ready to submit a “comprehensive needs assessment” to the state board of education. The document is the result of three years of work, Ashton said.

Pick up a copy of the October 11 edition of the Northumberland Echo to read the full story