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Virus continues to affect schools

Area schools continue to see COVID-19 cases among students and staff, with 50 new virus cases identified in local schools since last month. According to ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Dumminger runs for school board

Dr. James Dumminger will be running a write-in campaign as the incumbent for the District 701 Prince Edward County School Board seat. He has been ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

New teachers and staff announced

Prince Edward County Public Schools welcome new teachers and staff for the 2021-2022 school year. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Students of the Month recognized

Each month during the monthly meeting, the Cumberland School Board recognizes the Students of the Month for each school. The following students were recognized at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Custodians, staff keep students healthy

In a time when in-person learning has perhaps never been so important, local custodians are rising to the challenge to keep schools clean and students ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

New staff members introduced

Each month, staff members are recognized at the Cumberland County Public School Board. The following new staff members were presented to Board members at the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Schools looking to fill openings

By Shannon Watkins The Farmville Herald Local school systems are experiencing employment vacancies this year, but not all of them are worse than usual, according ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

VDOE receives $1 million to retain special ed teachers

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced recently that the Virginia Department of Education has received a $1 million grant from the U. S. Department ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

CuCPS inducts Cochran into Alumni Hall of Fame

Brigadier General David Cochran was inducted into the Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) Alumni Hall of Fame Wednesday, Aug. 4. The Alumni Hall of Fame ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Heat wave sends students home early

Prince Edward and Buckingham county public schools both made announcements Thursday, Aug. 12 that they would be sending students home early Thursday, Aug. 12, and ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

State health order requires masks in schools

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday, Aug. 12, a Public Health Emergency Order requiring universal masking in all indoor settings in Virginia’s K-12 schools. This order ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

FFA students recognized by School Board

Fifteen students were recognized for receiving the FFA Superior Chapter Award Gold Rating at the August meeting of the Cumberland School Board. Tavion Carter, Eric ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Mold remains an issue at elementary school

It’s a new school year, but the same old problems cropped up even before the first day for students began at Prince Edward Elementary School. ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Poor behavior at meetings threaten public participation

With local government meetings around the commonwealth becoming more and more heated, as was the case at the Tuesday, Aug. 3, Buckingham County School Board ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Chaotic Buckingham meeting ends in decision on masks

Shouting, booing and angry statements echoed throughout the room Tuesday night, Aug. 3, during the Buckingham County School Board meeting as members of the public ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam says students must mask up

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statement Thursday, Aug. 5, asking all Virginia school districts to require students to mask up indoors regardless of vaccination ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward School Board takes no action

The Prince Edward County School Board did not take a vote to affirm or reject the state’s guidelines on model policies on the treatment of ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Welcome back

Prince Edward County Public Schools held its first day of school Monday, Aug. 2. Young Eagles arrived sporting a variety of colorful face masks as ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

CuCPS makes mask plans

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has released more information regarding masking and other school policies as students prepare for their first day back following summer ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Schools decide upon transgender bathroom policy

Transgender students at Buckingham and Cumberland County Public Schools will be allowed to use the bathroom/facility which corresponds with their gender identity as school officials ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Schools discuss plans for new year

With new guidance recently released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) concerning masking up at school, local ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam announces funding for clean air in schools

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced plans to invest $500 million to improve ventilation and air quality in public schools, securing the completion of nearly all ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

SVCC receives grant to help students achieve degrees

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) recently received the Gerald L. Baliles Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI) Award from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

PECPS to have transgender students use private restrooms

Transgender students in Prince Edward County Public Schools will be required to use private restrooms until the school board approves a policy on the issue, ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

SVCC announces fall COVID plans

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will continue with a full schedule of classes for the fall semester beginning August 23. Social distancing restrictions and mask ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Supervisors open bidding process on school roof

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved opening the bidding process for repairing and replacement the Buckingham High School roof. At the Monday, ... Read more

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

PECPS students participate in STEM program

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) recently offered a month-long 21st Century STEM Summer Program for fifth-grade students to high school seniors. The Flying Classroom, ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

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