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Issue of accountability brought up at town hall meeting

In a sparsely attended town hall meeting Tuesday evening, the Mathews County School Board heard from one parent concerned about the lack of accountability on the part of school administrators.

Specifically, she was talking about the recent situation with the driver’s education class offered at Mathews High School, where students completed the class only to find that the teacher did not have the requisite endorsement to certify the instruction.

That matter had previously come up at the Nov. 21 school board meeting and was addressed there (see related story on page 11A).

The parent, Theresa Pace, also brought up a situation with her daughter not being allowed to take an online course during her senior year, which resulted in her being unable to walk with her classmates at graduation, taking that online class later and graduating this past summer.

Pace said her daughter knew she was having difficulty in her English class and had requested to take it online, only to be denied. Sh...

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