Halifax County School Board’s attention will focus on students without internet access when they meet Monday evening in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
Previously, middle school principal Dawn Miller had spoke with the board about starting internet cafes beginning last week, and she plans to update the board on her efforts.
The idea was to have internet cafes at the middle school and Halifax County High School in large rooms such as the cafeteria or auditorium on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
This, Miller said, would give them a chance to teach students and parents about Chromebooks and the programs on it as well as help with core subjects.
She also said there would be limited seating, face covers required, social distancing practiced and health screenings performed. Tech support also would be provided.
Tables, she said, would be six feet apart and staff would be trained to disinfect the area.
ED-7 trustee Roy Keith Lloyd and superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg also plan to lead discussion on an “opportunity week” for students without internet.
Some students were recently given the chance to participate in an “opportunity week” where they were able to recomplete assignments that had a low grade.
Also Monday evening the board plans to review health data presented by Lineburg, hear a report on Standards of Learning testing and hear an update on Virginia High School League winter sports.
The board previously approved allowing student athletes and coaches to return to conditioning.
In other new business, school board members are expected to review an employee calendar adjustment for post-Thanksgiving week.
Lineburg, Chairman Todd Moser, vice chairman Sandra Garner Coleman, ED-1 trustee Kathy Frayley and Kathryn Allen, student representative, are slated to provide reports.
A citizen comment section also will be observed.
School board members also are slated to go into closed session at the end of the meeting to discuss personnel matters.
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