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Halifax County trustees target math scores, keep student transcript fees

Study group to look at proposals to outsource custodial functions

South Boston enacts inclement weather policy, honors Crowder

Finance panel to look at budget, proposals for Halifax Elementary


Comets run away from Dan River

Halifax County, now 15-5, pestered Dan River with relentless hustle en route to a 54-42 win.





Jumpin’ Jack flash

Ever had that sinking feeling in the gut when you feel like you have to call out a friend?

Voter overload

It pains the small-D democrat in me to say this, but, boy, do we have too many elections going on nowadays.

Job well (not) done

In the (occasional) spirit of giving credit where credit is due, can we extend a round of applause for the Town of Halifax?

Comparison’s sake

How’s the best way to judge a reputation? First, listen to what independent observers have to say. Mecklenburg County schools have garnered enough accolades to justify the modest catchphrase on the school system website — “an effective school division” — but what happens when experts in the education field dig into the data and draw comparisons with other communities?

Edicts and efficiencies

At 487 pages, the recently released Prismatic school efficiency study isn’t exactly a breezy read to wile away the pleasant spring days. This isn’t to say, however, that the study isn’t compelling in its own right — presumably most people have some interest in knowing all the ways in which our schools are performing in less-than-optimal fashion. And with 122 recommendations for reform packed between the covers, the Prismatic study roots out a bunch of stuff that is more than just somewhat lacking.

Follow the buck

South Hill reader Larry Doores has penned a Viewpoint letter on the facing page that makes several noteworthy points about Virginia’s ailing pension system for government retirees — the focus of a recent column in this space. One line stands out: “Who did this, how did they do it, where are they now, and where is the money?”

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