Bath County Schools Exceed State Standards In Core Categories

Warm Springs, VA – Bath County Schools are fully SOL accredited. At Tuesday night’s Bath School Board meeting, Technology and Administrative Services Director Paul Lancaster reported that all three schools in Bath have exceeded state standards for English, Math, History and Science. Lancaster also reported that in upcoming years some of the pass rates will be raised and the SOL tests in Math and English will become more rigorous.

The school board voted on Tuesday night to endorse a new Mentor program at Bath County High School. The Yes You Can program was started by a parent who wants to involve community members with helping students with their career goals. Mentors will give students academic support and help with career development.

Some who have signed up to help include a local attorney, and employees at Bath Community Hospital and The Homestead. Students will have a chance to work with mentors at their jobs to get a feel for different careers. More than twenty seniors at Bath County High School have volunteered to participate.

In future years the program may expand to work with juniors and sophomores. In endorsing the program, school board member Joyce Hevener said she wanted it to be clear that the Yes You Can program is not being conducted by the school. The school offers career and technical education and other means to help students with career development.

School Superintendent Sue Hirsh reported that the replacement of exterior doors at the high school is moving along. Doors are being ordered and installation might begin in late November during fall break. The doors at the lower atrium entrance will be replaced first. The board approved a letter of agreement between the board of supervisors and the school board on payment for the project.

The school board rescheduled its next meeting to Monday November 8 at Valley Elementary School at 7pm. That is a change from the original date of November second.

And on Tuesday night, the board made the following appointments:

Kirby Green as the Chatalaines head coach and
Laura Cooper as Chatalaines volunteer assistant.
Keith Lindsay as girls basketball varsity coach
Connie Forsyth as girls basketball JV coach
David Herscher boys basketball varsity coach
Kris Phillips boys basketball JV coach and
James McComb was appointed basketball volunteer assistant

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