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Education

  • CCHS cafeteria expansion won't require new bids

    HILLSVILLE — Officials have been able to negotiate with the contractor for Carroll County High School to get a cafeteria expansion without putting the project out to bid.
    Clerk of the Works Dennis Cole, who oversees the Phase III construction work at the high and intermediate school for Carroll, reported that negotiations with New Atlantic reduced the price for the cafeteria work by about $41,000.

  • Carroll High damaged by water leak

     

    HILLSVILLE — Water spilled out of the Carroll High School doors into the parking lot and collected up to four inches in the first floor overnight Wednesday when the facility's main line sprang a leak.

    Custodians discovered the problem when they returned to work Thursday morning, according to schools Superintendent Greg Smith and Clerk of the Works Dennis Cole.

  • GHS begins track, football field upgrades

    Galax City Public Schools will begin a $356,200 construction project on Tuesday, making upgrades to the high school football field.
    As part of the school system’s 5-year capital project plan, the Galax School Board approved a bid of $296,200 from DCI/Shires Inc. and a $60,000 bid from DCI/Shires of Bluefield, W. Va., for upgrades to the athletic field and track at GHS.

  • Carroll JROTC once again earns honored distinction

     

  • Grayson names top teacher

     

  • Carroll school meal prices on the rise

    HILLSVILLE — A federal mandate will cause student meals to go up by a nickel for Carroll’s 2012-2013 school year.
    This is the second year in a row for the increase in order to meet the requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, according to information considered by the Carroll County School Board at its meeting last Thursday.

  • Teachers will break even in Galax school budget

    To offset the 5 percent increase in the Virginia Retirement System and increases in medical insurance and group life insurance, Galax School Board requested more than $200,000 from the city to allow faculty and staff to break even on their paychecks next school year.
    Schools and localities must give employees a 5 percent raise to offset the cost of contributions. Galax City Public Schools will raise salaries by 6.25 percent, which will allow teachers to take home the same net pay next school year as this school year.

  • Smith to lead Richmond County schools

     HILLSVILLE — Carroll schools will soon begin the search for a new superintendent as Greg Smith has announced his intention to lead the Richmond County Public Schools, effective July 1.

    Smith will continue to work for Carroll County Public Schools until June 30, ending his five-year tenure.

  • Eleven apply for school chief job

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County School Board received 11 applications for the soon-to-be vacant division superintendent position.
    According to information provided to The Gazette, there were 18 inquiries, but only 11 full applications.
    In terms of experience, three applicants are current or former superintendents, two are assistant or deputy superintendents, three are central office administrators, two are principals or building-level administrators and one was classified as “other.”
    Of the 11 applicants, seven are men and four are women.

  • Carroll: exempt virtual students' scores from testing results

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll educators have asked students enrolled in the Virginia Virtual Academy to stand alone in terms of the Standards of Learning test scores, separating them from the scores coming out of the county’s 10 brick-and-mortar schools.
    To that end, Carroll County Public Schools has filed a waiver request on testing results, as well as other requirements that they feel should not apply to the online learning program.