Highland County School Officials Hope To Meet With Virginia Secretary Of Education Soon

Monterey, VA – Only one of the three current Highland County School Board members is running for re-election this fall. John Moyers, from Doe Hill, will be on the ballot in November. At this month’s School Board meeting, Mr. Moyers talked about comments he heard during the time he was out collecting signatures to file for the election.

“The main concern in the community is are we going to have a school here,” says Moyers. “Plans that I’ve got to work on is trying to help see how we’re going to keep the school system here; it has to stay here to the county will disappear.”

School Board Chairman, Kirk Billingsley, recently spoke with Virginia’s new Secretary of Education. Mr. Billingsley has also been in touch with Highland County’s representatives in the state legislature about the school system’s plight.

“Talked to Dickie Bell at the ice cream social Sunday; Creigh Deeds, Emmett Hanger, all know our plight and they’re all working for us out there,” says Billingsley.

Superintendent Crawford made a report to the Board on enrollment. School enrollment is still changing and may increase by a few students before the end of September. Superintendent Crawford and the information technology staff, Gwen Cauley and Will Jenkins have been working hard on the school website.

The next regular meeting of the Highland County School Board is scheduled for Monday, October 3, at 7 PM in the High School Library.

Please click on the above link to hear additional comments from the September school board meeting.

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