Awards and philosophy at school board meeting
At the November meeting of the Westmoreland County School Board there were both student and adult awards presented. First on the award list was author Mya Outlaw who received a certificate from chairman Iris Lane recognizing her hard work. Outlaw, a third grader at Washington District Elementary School, recently had her book “A Ladybug’s Life” published by the American Reading Company. Next, clerk Linda Dillard and members of the school board received certificates from the Virginia School Board Association acknowledging their time and effort. Lane noted that receiving these awards “show that we are developing and growing”. The board was also treated to a video presentation by Washington District Elementary School on the word of the month “honesty”.
In other business, the board agreed to opt out of the Virginia Local Disability Program offered through the Virginia retirement system. Superintendent Lowry noted that if the board selected this choice they would be locked into it and at this time other insurance companies are offering more choices. Dr. Wallace queried if the other choices met statutory requirements and Lowry indicated that they did.
The board approved the food service recommendation that maximum cafeteria charges go from $25 to $12 at the elementary and middle schools, and from $8 to $4 at the high school.