Pulaski County Schools adjust sports plans to follow Gov. Northam’s orders
PULASKI COUNTY, Va – Pulaski County’s fall sports season won’t look the way the school division was hoping. Pulaski County Public Schools planned to consider cheerleaders and band members as participants this football season; however, a newly issued executive order from Gov. “We’re not asking for the moon we’re not asking to create any unsafe scenarios,” Pulaski County Superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers said. All cheer members and band members in Pulaski County will now be considered spectators, not participants. Northam’s amended Executive Order 72 states the following:AdFor sports played indoors, spectators must be limited to 25 persons per field.
Students set to return to Pulaski County Schools next week
PULASKI COUNTY, Va – Students in Pulaski County Schools will be back in the classroom four days a week starting Monday. School division leaders say after looking over data from the Virginia Department of Health, they feel they are ready to bring back 100% of students who choose in-person learning this year. The superintendent says in-person learning is the most effective option for his students. “We feel good about our plan and we are happy to get our students back in next week, I think with regard to the elementary because they’ve been in a week now at 100% its went wonderfully,” Superintendent Kevin Siers said. About 30% of students in the school division choose to stay with an online learning model.
Pulaski County discussing 4-day school weeks
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – Students in one local school district may only have to go to school four days a week in the near future. Pulaski County school board members are discussing the idea. School Board Chairman Tim Hurst said he hadn’t decided Thursday which side he’s on, but he’s glad the idea is being discussed. He added the earliest the four day week could likely start is the next school year. Currently, there are no school districts in Virginia that have a four day week.