WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board on Thursday approved the calendar for its work on the 2021 fiscal year budget.

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MOUNT JACKSON – Administrators from four area school divisions and representatives of state and national lawmakers gathered at Triplett Tech on Wednesday to discuss four issues of importance to the schools.

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Kristen Pence, of Front Royal, has won the South River District seat on the Warren County School Board.

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of question and answer articles about local candidates running for office. The Northern Virginia Daily asked candidates three questions. The unedited responses are below.

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of question and answer articles about local candidates running for office. The Northern Virginia Daily asked candidates three questions. The unedited responses are below.

Shenandoah County Public Schools on Monday will break ground to begin the installation of a solar energy system at the building that houses Triplett Tech and the Massanutten Governor’s School.

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Melody Sheppard was named the interim superintendent during the Warren County School Board work session on Wednesday. 

The Virginia Department of Education recently reported that Shenandoah County Public Schools has a 95.2% graduation rate, which is down slightly from 96.9% from the prior year but higher than the state average of 91.5%.

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County School Board members have unanimously approved a resolution in support of the countywide meals tax referendum on Nov 5, and are urging voters to approve it.

Warren County Public Schools saw an overall increase in its on-time graduation rate, according to the Virginia Department of Education.

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FRONT ROYAL — Warren County parents met in front of Skyline Middle School on Wednesday morning to protest bullying.

FRONT ROYAL -- The Warren County School Board announced Wednesday that Warren County Public Schools Superintendent Greg Drescher has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Two Warren County schools, E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School and Skyline High School, have been “accredited with conditions” for the 2019-2020 school year while seven other county schools are fully accredited, the Virginia Department of Education announced this week

The Virginia Department of Education released an accreditation report this week that shows eight Shenandoah County Public Schools fully accredited for the 2019-2020 school year while one was accredited with conditions.

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board met for a special closed meeting Wednesday to discuss the evaluation of Superintendent Greg Drescher.

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STRASBURG – Sandy Hook Elementary School is the second Shenandoah County elementary school to install a Buddy Bench to help fight loneliness and bullying.

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FRONT ROYAL -- First lady of Virginia Pamela Northam paid a visit to E. Wilson Morrison and Ressie Jeffries elementary schools on Thursday.

Lord Fairfax Community College has entered into a transfer agreement with Radford University that allows local students pursuing a career in chemistry to transfer without losing credits.

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board was updated Wednesday on the repair of the tennis courts at Warren County and Skyline high schools.

Shenandoah County Public Schools anticipate that for the second year in a row, all of its schools will be fully accredited based on Standards of Learning scores released Tuesday by the state.

The Virginia Department of Education released the results of the 2018-2019 Standard of Learning tests on Tuesday and the results look good for Warren County Public Schools.

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FRONT ROYAL – Monday was the first day of school for Warren County Public Schools students, and it was also the first day on the job for a new kindergarten teacher.

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board was provided an update on the renovations on A.S. Rhodes Elementary School during a special work session on Wednesday.

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STRASBURG – Shenandoah County Public Schools held open houses Thursday evening to greet new students before the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, which starts Monday.

Shenandoah County school teachers — both experienced and those just starting their career — are already back in their classrooms, preparing to welcome students to a new school year that begins on Monday.

Warren County Public Schools Superintendent Greg Drescher said he and the rest of the school division staff are excited about the coming school year.

Warren County Public Schools will see a dime price increase for lunches at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

Lunches in Shenandoah County Public Schools will cost 10 cents more per meal for students and adults this school year.

Shenandoah County Public School administrators recently announced a vendor they once used had a data breach that compromised some student and administrator data.

The Shenandoah County School Board on Wednesday approved the appointment of Lori Swortzel as principal of Central High School.