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Mathews School Board meets tonight

The Mathews County School Board will hold a special meeting at 6 o’clock tonight in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School.

Thursday’s meeting will include a public announcement of school reopening plans for the fall semester. Earlier this month, Schools Superintendent Nancy Welch sketched out preliminary plans for the fall opening, which included a hybrid model for the first few weeks with the possibility of going to entirely online instruction for middle and high school students after that.

During the July 21 meeting, she indicated that all is contingent upon the spread of the coronavirus in the county, the region and state.

Tonight’s meeting will also include discussion of procedural considerations in setting up a school name advisory committee. Also at the July 21 meeting, a request had been made to consider changing the name of Lee-Jackson Elementary. School board chairman John Priest indicated at that time that the matter will be brought to a conclusion no ...

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