Franklin County School Board meeting sparks heated debate over transgender student policies, Critical Race Theory
Around one hundred people packed the Franklin County School Board meeting on Monday night to make their voices heard on policies relating to transgender students and Critical Race Theory.
Franklin County School Board held emergency session for pandemic gameplan
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – As the coronavirus pandemic goes on, school divisions like Franklin County Public Schools are trying to continually adapt. The Franklin County School Board met for an emergency session on Thursday to figure out a gameplan as the virus continues to take a toll on schools. I think we all know, want and hope to get 100% of our students back in school,” said Jon Crutchfield, Franklin County High School Principal. “I wanted to see if we had an overload in the morning, an overload around lunch, what that looked like. That’s also when high school goes hybrid.
What’s News Today: Return to school plans, vaccine update
The Franklin County School Board will hold an emergency meeting today. The board will discuss the Return to School plan for Franklin County High School. The Central Shenandoah Health District will provide an update today on vaccine distribution. If you want to attend Roanoke’s Monthly Budget Webinar this month, you must register by noon today. In Roanoke, city code says sidewalks should be cleared within three hours of the snow ending, or by 9 a.m.
Whats News Today: reopening schools, DMVs reopen
ROANOKE, Va. The Franklin County School Board will meet today to talk about the reopening of schools. Last month, the superintendent discussed several options for reopening schools. School leaders an A/B schedule is possible and it is unknown if schools will open in August. The Halifax County School Board will meet today to talk about the reopening of schools this fall. The superintendent says in a video on the systems website, he will propose opening schools after Labor Day to give the schools time to plan.
'Take care of the children': Parents urge Franklin County administrators to change lunch policy
The school district's policy only allows kindergartners through eighth-graders to receive alternative lunches. "Franklin County will take care of the children. We need the school board to take care of the children," said another person. Her Facebook post last week is what brought the district's school lunch policy into the spotlight. "My brother was very upset he couldn't eat, so I went and asked the lunch lady about alternative meals.