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Editorial: Know your school board: Mathews

It’s the county’s largest employer, by far, with a current budget of more than $13.5 million. And it is responsible for teaching the county’s approximately 1,100 boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade … preparing them for college, the workforce and a role as some of the community’s future leaders.

At present, four women and one man are tasked with charting the future course for Mathews County Public Schools—from developing a budget to hiring teachers, approving changes to curricula and setting the policies for students. They are also in charge of the day-to-day operation of the three county schools—Lee-Jackson Elementary School, Thomas Hunter Middle School and Mathews High School—all of which are valuable community resources, as well as places of learning.

The Mathews County School Board meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the MHS media center, with a few exceptions for holidays and the like.

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