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Halifax County trustees meet as new school year takes hold

SoVaNow.com / August 14, 2017
The Halifax County School Board will meet this evening in the second floor meeting room with the public session starting around 7:30 p.m.

School Superintendent Mark Lineburg is expected to comment on this year’s first week of the new school year, noting that it had been a smooth opening with few problems.

Wednesday’s opening day enrollment of 4,813 had risen to 5, 002 students by Friday. Of that number, the high school had the largest increase with 102 more students showing up by Friday, bringing the total number of students there reaching 1,487. Halifax County Middle School saw its enrollment rise by 40, now for a total of 1,120.

Board Chairman Karen Hopkins will also make remarks about this year’s school opening.

Under new business Lineburg will discuss the school board’s goals for the coming year. He is also expected to ask that an internal committee be named to study the local teacher salary scale.

Finance Director Jay Camp is expected to propose financing for school bus purchases and will then seek approval of the proposal.

Secondary Education Supervisor Frosty Owens will present a revision to the school cell phone regulation.

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