• PRIMARY STUDENTS TO RETURN
  • PRIMARY STUDENTS TO RETURN
    Moms Make Their Case Jennifer Hardy (left) and Tara Martin outlined several problems with the division’s virtual learning platform and received assurances from Supt. Dr. Tameshia Grimes that issues will be addressed, including no penalties for students
  • PRIMARY STUDENTS TO RETURN
    SHELLI HINTON “It breaks my heart”
  • PRIMARY STUDENTS TO RETURN
    DR. TAMESHIA GRIMES “Years and years to come”

PRIMARY STUDENTS TO RETURN

3-2 vote sends PreK-4th graders back to school in Nov.

PARENTS WILL STILL HAVE OPTION OF ALL-VIRTUAL

The Chair of Nottoway County’s School Board paused for several moments Thursday night before breaking a 2-2 deadlock.

Shelli Hinton’s ‘Yes’ vote means that more than one-third of all Nottoway County Public School students -- those in grades Pre-K through 4th -- can return to classroom instruction next month when the second nine-week grading period begins.

All students and adults will be required to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and only one child will be allowed per seat on the bus. Parents who don’t feel comfortable will still have the choice of keeping their children at home.

“This scares me to pieces,” said Division Supt. Dr. Tameshia Grimes. “But none of us are living in complete bubbles. We go to the grocery stores, we go to the big box stores, and recreational sports are being played. How do we justify to parents that their kid has to stay home?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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