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School board speakers address MHS athletics

During the public comment period at the start of Tuesday night’s Mathews County School Board meeting, Mathews High School students made a pitch for making the indoor track coach a paid position.

School board members also heard from a county supervisor who attempted to criticize an MHS employee, but was instructed not to do so by school board chairman Linda Hodges.

Indoor track

MHS student Rileigh Betz and several of her fellow indoor track athletes made the pitch for indoor track to be included in next year’s budget and in subsequent school budgets. She said the program is quite successful, with team members routinely qualifying for regional and state competition. In fact, Betz is one of several MHS athletes who are competing this week in the Group 1A state tournament at Roanoke College.

Specifically, she asked for the school board to make indoor track coach a paid position.

At the second public comment period at the conclusion of Tuesday night’s meeting, Lee-Jac...

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