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School board approves gifted ed stipend

In an effort to bolster the gifted education program in Mathews County Schools, the school board unanimously approved a $1,000 stipend for those who receive the gifted education endorsement on their teacher’s licenses.

The board took this action at its special end-of-year meeting, which was held last Thursday morning in the Mathews School Board Office Conference Room.

The annual meeting is primarily held to close the books on the fiscal year and approve the year-end claims. For FY 2017-2018, the division is expected to have approximately $25,000 remaining in its budget after paying all the year’s expenses; superintendent of schools Nancy Welch said that she will ask county supervisors to place whatever funds remain in a special capital improvements account to address the needs of the bathrooms at Thomas Hunter and Mathews High schools.

“Our bathrooms are in dire need of renovations,” she said.

Gifted ed stipend

The school board’s action on the gifted ...

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