The money will go to expand distance-learning opportunities, fund services for students disproportionately impacted by loss of class time, and provide financial assistance to higher education students and institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of the students who are graduating this week from William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools will be the first in their families to attend college. It''s a goal they set several years ago, with the help of a program called GEAR UP Virginia.
“This schedule allows us to conduct the majority of classes on campus and eliminates the risks associated with students traveling away from campus and returning shortly after, potentially bringing the coronavirus back with them. It also allows us to avoid having students on campus during what many expect will be a high-risk time in terms of both COVID-19 and the flu,” says President Bradley W. Bateman.
Members of the Roanoke City School Board have completed a nine-month search for a new school superintendent. Their choice, Verletta White, says she's grateful for the opportunity, and excited to get started.