PCHS sports running out of money

The school system often feels the pinch of budget shortfalls, but one place those constraints are readily apparent to students, and many in the community, is in sports.

Some sports make money, and some don’t, but whatever sport your child plays is likely the most important one in your eyes. Pocahontas County High School Principal Tom Sanders told the Board of Education at their Monday night meeting that the athletic program at the high school is in financial trouble.

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Senior Levy a long-shot

This November, Pocahontas County will vote on whether to pass an excess levy to fund the county’s Senior Programs. One County Commissioner has called the levy a long shot and admits that Pocahontas County does not tend to vote for taxes. The president of the Green Bank senior satellite group says even she has not made her mind. The Green Bank group plans an information meeting August 10th to get the public dialogue started.

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Foreign Language funding still at the forefront

Dr. Denise McNeel was one of fourteen people retiring from the Pocahontas County School System who were recognized at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. She was there to receive her recognition and shake hands with the Superintendent. But the retiring French teacher also spoke up in support of continuing the French program she has nurtured at Pocahontas County High School.

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