The Northumberland County’s school board room filled with concern when members, Gayle Sterrett, and Gerald Howard, wanted to know why Northumberland’s school system had been singled out in a newspaper article about “achievement gaps.” The lengthy article appeared in the September 6 Rappahannock Record.
Sterrett and Howard thought the article was unfair because achievement gaps, which are disparities between the performance of white students and minority students, exist in all the school systems of the state. The two did not get an answer to their question.
In other matters, the schools’ psychologist, Amanda Schimmoller and school counselor Sarah Henry briefed the board on the schools’ “See something, Say something” and anti-bullying campaigns.
For the full article pick up a copy of this week Northumberland Echo 9/26/18