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Budget, facilities on trustees’ agenda tonight / February 12, 2018
The Halifax County School Board meets tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m., an hour earlier than in previous months, in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

Superintendent of Schools Mark Lineburg and interim finance director Robert Aylor are expected to unveil a draft budget for the schools for the upcoming fiscal year.

Lineburg, also with maintenance director Jay Jennings, is expected to bring to the board an update on a proposed facilities plan.

Early in the meeting, a representative of the Halifax County Education Association will report on plans for the upcoming Read Across America on March 3 program which includes activities for students ages two through 18.

Several guests will read from youth literature, and there will also be a poetry work session with guest poets sharing some of their work.

Refreshments will be offered at the Read Across America event, and there will be book signings and a reading corner with therapy dogs.

There will also be three drawings for door prizes.

Last year’s event at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center brought out a big crowd of excited students and their parents. The SVHEC will host this year’s event as well.

Larry Clark, executive director of the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation, is expected to address trustees about the support his organization offers to the schools.

Both Lineburg and board chairman Joe Gasperini will report to the full board on their meeting with Halifax County Supervisors earlier in January.

Sinai Elementary will be this meeting’s school spotlight, showcasing many of the events going on at the school.

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