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Mathews County School Board approves pandemic resolution

In a brief meeting Tuesday night, the Mathews County School Board approved a resolution waiving a number of division requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The requirements, such as rules regarding student attendance, the awarding of standard units of credit and mandated end-of-year testing, had already been waived at the state and federal levels, with the school board resolution written to reflect those changes on a local level.

The 20-minute meeting in the Mathews High School media center was presided over by school board chairman John Priest, with members Bambi Thompson and Desmond Smith providing the necessary quorum.

Also in attendance was superintendent of schools Nancy Welch, school board clerk Kristi Anthony, and a representative from the Gazette-Journal. All those at the meeting were seated distant from one another. There was no public comment period and, although some seats had been placed in the audience, no one else was in attendance.

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