Dear LCS community,
We have many highlights to share with you from our Tuesday, June 1, 2021 meeting of the Lynchburg City School Board.
Thank you to our student representatives, Grayson Arnold (HHS) and Jaiden Scott (ECG) for your service to the school board this year. Your presentations and comments kept us well-informed, and we appreciated your insightful viewpoints that represented the student body.
Congratulations to our School Nutrition Director Beth Morris and her excellent team. They were honored by No Child Hungry earlier this year, and this evening their recognition was echoed by the school board and superintendent for their tireless efforts in feeding our children throughout the pandemic. Ms. Morris credited her entire team—as well everyone behind the scenes, which included their partnership with transportation—for their commitment and dedication to the children in our community. Her team will continue to provide meals during the summer at the Miller Park pool in addition to six neighborhood community centers, Heritage High School, E. C. Glass High School and Linkhorne Middle School. Check out the details about the summer feeding program at https://www.lcsedu.net/return-
During the Return to Learn update, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Allison Jordan shared the exciting news that about 1,600 students are signed up for summer opportunities, so even as the school year will end on Wednesday, our classrooms will not be empty! View more about the LCS Summer Opportunities at https://www.lcsedu.net/
The Curriculum and Instruction Department presented updates to the 2021-22 High School Program of Studies. Following discussion regarding new course additions, the 2021-22 High School Program of Studies with the proposed updates was approved. Board members discussed the addition of the Human Diversity in American Schools course, which is a new dual enrollment course offered through University of Lynchburg. They also discussed the African American History/Studies elective course, which follows guidance from the Virginia Department of Education.
Several policy updates were discussed, including operations, human resources, instruction, fiscal, and governance.
School board members discussed the policy that speaks to violent sex offenders. The procedure has not been eliminated; rather, policy KNA was deleted and the procedures were combined with policy KN. Violent sex offenders are not allowed on school grounds. There is no loosening of protections to children. Student safety remains our primary concern.
The next board work session is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the E. C. Glass High School Auditorium. The next school board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6 at 5:00 p.m. in the E. C. Glass High School Auditorium.
Thank you for supporting our LCS mission: Every Child, By Name and By Need, to Graduation!