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Education

  • Woodlawn School showing its age

    WOODLAWN — Carroll County’s oldest school got a little more decrepit during the summer. Educators plan to abandon the facility within a couple of years.
    Woodlawn School displays, on close inspection, a growing number of infirmities of age.
    That’s one of the reasons Carroll educators chose to leave it out of Phase III school improvements as they prepare to shift students there to another facility.

  • Crossroads changed these 3 students' lives

    PART 3 — THE STUDENTS
    When the Crossroads Institute opened in Galax in June 2005, among its objectives was giving Twin County residents easier access to rapidly expanding Wytheville Community College.
    In those five years, WCC at Crossroads enrollment has grown to approximately 700 full- and part-time students. This past year, 661 were in programs WCC offers exclusively at Crossroads.

  • Galax Bus Routes 2010-11

     

    Click the link below to see Galax City Public Schools' bus routes for the 2010-2011 school year.

  • School opening delayed in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Public Schools will open one week later than anticipated as completion of the turning lanes for the new Grayson Highlands School looms.
    Division Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas requested the delay at a special called meeting Monday night.
    “The school board approved revisions of our 2010-11 school calendar,” Thomas told The Gazette on Tuesday, meaning that the opening of school all opening activities will be moved ahead seven days.

  • Kohl, Adams reappointed to lead school board

    Ray Kohl was reappointed as chair of the Galax School Board, and Jim Adams was reappointed as vice chair, during the July 13 board meeting.    
    Board members also reappointed clerk Kara Graham and deputy clerks Rebecca Cardwell and Kathy Halsey; reappointed Donna Garland to the governor's school board and Stewart Merdian as alternate; and assigned Helen Kyle to attend the Virginia School Boards Association meeting.

  • Grayson Highlands School should open by August

    INDEPENDENCE — If all goes as planned — though nothing has so far — the new Grayson Highlands School will open Aug. 9 for the beginning of the 2010-11 school year.
    Board members received the update on the school from Maintenance Supervisor Roy Anders during its regular meeting Monday night.

  • Are Virginia schools missing the mark?

    Virginia was on the cutting edge of education reform when it rolled out state standards in math, English and other subjects in 1995.
    These days, the mantle of reform resides elsewhere, along with federal money that helps pay for it.
    "When people talk about leading states, they don't talk about Virginia any more," said Andy Rotherham, a former state Board of Education member who co-founded nonprofit Bellwether Education.
    "We're resting on accomplishments instead of looking forward as we should," he said.

  • Carroll renews school food contract with Chartwells

    HILLSVILLE — It hasn't been all gravy during the first year of Chartwells serving meals in the Carroll schools, but educators feel the company is worth its salt to renew.
    The Carroll County School Board approved the second year of a contract with the private food service company, feeling that they will do a better job at cutting the mustard now they've had a year with the program.

  • Architect hired for Carroll school projects

    HILLSVILLE — To meet the timeline in the application process for a $26.7 million federal loan for Phase III school renovations, the Carroll County School Board approved an emergency procurement measure June 29.
    Carroll supervisors allowed educators to seek the stimulus funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pay for improvements to the high and intermediate schools. School officials needed to hire the architectural firm to meet the federal requirements, according to information provided at the school board's end-of-the-fiscal-year closeout meeting.

  • Turn lane bid awarded

    INDEPENDENCE — Even after rebidding the turning lane project, the Grayson County School System received only two bids for the second bid opening in a week.
    W.L. Construction of Chilhowie submitted the low bid of $410,391 to construct the project at the new Grayson Highlands School in western Grayson County.
    The length of the contract was 45 days.
    G-Bee Construction Co. of Independence submitted the only other bid, $429,079, and the length of the contract was 49 days.