Warren County Public Schools plans to begin the 2021-2022 year later and end earlier than originally scheduled.

School Board members voted Wednesday to approve a revised calendar that reflects changes made by the administration in response to concerns raised by parents and division employees.

The revisions move the first day of school from Aug. 7 to Aug. 17 and the last day from June 9 to June 3. The board plans take action on the draft of the 2022-2023 school year at its next meeting.

Chairman Arnold M. Williams Jr., Vice Chairwoman Catherine R. Bower and board members Kristen J. Pence, Ralph A. Rinaldi and James S. Wells attended the meeting.

Also at the meeting, the board voted to approve:

• The Shell Harris Memorial Fund scholarship awarded to a Warren County or Skyline high school student who wishes to pursue a career in the arts, design or creating writing.

• The Faye Smoot Memorial Scholarship awarded to a volunteer serving his or her community.

• The purchase of security cameras, video storage and software for several schools for $208,500.

• The awarding of a contract to Vertex Roofing Inc., in the amount of $80,200, to replace the shingle roof on the Skyline High School gymnasium.

• The awarding of a contract to John Lake Paving Inc., in the amount of $32,052, to resurface the bus loop at A.S. Rhodes Elementary School.

• The awarding of a contract to the Gordian Group in the amount of $41,142.70 to replace concrete stairs and sidewalk at Skyline Middle School.

• The salary-scales stipends and title change of the administrator of non-traditional programs to principal of non-traditional programs; and moving the position of tier III administrator from grade 30 therapist scale to grade 25 administrator I scale.

• The renewal of the Unified Talent’s applicant tracking, records, contracts and job boards in the amount of $18,765.30 for the 2021-2022 school year.

• The 2021 Excellence in Workforce Readiness to submit to the Virginia School Boards Association.

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