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School Board pares down budget request

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board slashed the request it will take to the Board of Supervisors for additional funds for fiscal year 2015–2016 by almost half at a budget workshop held Jan. 20. An earlier version of the budget projected that an additional $3 million would be necessary in order to hire extra staff, implement a new salary scale, and provide raises to employees, among other

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  • Ladysmith man wants to establish fundraising nonprofit to help schools

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Clay Forehand.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   A Ladysmith resident is looking outside the system for ways to help Caroline County Public Schools find resources. Clay Forehand, a safety manager for a construction company and a father of four, is hoping to get a 501(c)(3) organization off the ground that will tap into the financial generosity of local businesses to further educational excellence in the county. “Businesses are reluctant to give

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  • School Board tables decision on 2015-16 calendar

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 11:59 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The schedule for the 2015–16 school year remains unresolved after the School Board tabled a decision on the matter at its Jan. 12 meeting. Despite a motion from Madison representative Shawn Kelley and a second from Western Caroline representative Mary Anderson to select a calendar that would set the first day of school as Aug. 17, the officials backed away from making a final

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  • Superintendent accepts Roanoke position

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Superintendent Greg Killough.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline Superintendent Gregory Killough has accepted the position of superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools starting July 1, the Roanoke County School Board announced Jan. 8. Killough has been superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools since 2008. In June 2010, the School Board voted to extend his contract an additional four years. Despite a 4–2 vote in June 2012 to not extend that contract

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  • DIVAS prepares young ladies for life

    Posted on December 29, 2014 at 9:36 am

    The current DIVAS officers are, from left: Emorie Smathers, Madison Gillespie, Adreana Fox, Ameryah Deadwyler, Ke'Asia Butler, Monique Johnson, and Miranda Randolf.

    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Hundreds of young ladies in middle and high school have become more confident, more aware of their special talents and potential, and better prepared to succeed in life in the eight years that the DIVAS program has been operating in Caroline County. Backed by Caroline County Public Schools, Parks and Recreation, Caroline’s Promise, and scores of participating businesses and individuals, DIVAS have achieved a

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  • Swim Club contract approved by School Board

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    YMCA Pool

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline High School is diving into a new area of athletics after the School Board approved a contract with the Caroline Family YMCA for the use of its facilities at the board’s Dec. 8 meeting. The Swim Club will get afloat “as soon as practical,” according to Daryl Chesley, director of curriculum and instruction for secondary education. An interest meeting held earlier this fall

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  • School Board wants raises for support staff

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 9:03 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board set some ambitious targets for its budget request for fiscal year 2016 on Monday night, including a 10 percent increase in the salary scale for support staff. In a budget workshop held at the Board’s Dec. 8 meeting, Caroline superintendent Gregory Killough and new director of finance John Martin identified the cost of fixing the teacher salary scale as $834,196. These

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