• But School Board delays start of classes to Sept. 8th
    No Easy Answers Director of Instruction, Marcia Martin, responded Thursday night to question about Summer School, which started this past Monday (July 13th). At left is Special Ed Director Dr. Joan Dooley and Director of Finance Amy Eberly, who’s retiri

But School Board delays start of classes to Sept. 8th

PETTIS, FOWLKES EXPRESS WORRY

In a split decision, the Nottoway School Board has voted to re-open school for face-to-face instruction but to postpone the first day of classes until Sept. 8th -- the day after Labor Day -- to give the division more time for planning.

Officials say a delayed reopening also will give the division more time to evaluate the latest trends in COVID-19 spread in Nottoway County, which has seen a spike in cases over the past month.

School Board members Jimmy Fowlkes and Clive Pettis dissented in Thursday night’s 3-2 vote. Both expressed concerns about health risks to students and staff, a current shortage of custodians, and potential legal liability if the division proceeds with inperson instruction.

 

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