Published on Wed., June 16, 2021

Dear LCS community, 

We have some highlights to share with you from our Tuesday, June 15, 2021 meeting of the Lynchburg City School Board. 

Mrs. Belle Evans was recognized for her service to the LCS school board. Dr. Coleman, school board chair, read a resolution giving her accolades for her service and commitment to the board. Mrs. Evans will be missed but will continue to serve in the community to provide support to the school division and the students we serve. 

Dr. Steve Smith, director of the Central Virginia Governor’s School(CVGS), presented the school’s diversity plan. In response to questions about how to increase diversity, Dr. Smith said we need to identify more students as “at promise” rather than “at risk” and encourage more students to take challenging and accelerated courses early. CVGS looks forward to working with LCS to continue to find ways to provide diverse, equitable and inclusive environments for our students.

Secondary and central office administrators presented information on the block scheduling models for secondary students in the upcoming school year. The discussion explained that, with the A/B Block Schedule, each class is 90 minutes long, students attend four classes a day, and they will have A days and B days. With the 4x4 Block Schedule, which will begin in the 2022-2023 school year, students have four classes per semester, with each class being 90 minutes long. In this schedule, classes meet every day. In the presentation and agenda, parents/guardians, students, and staff can hear more about what block scheduling is, as well as pros, cons, and challenges. 

The school board approved the amended budget for the 2021-2022 school year, which removed the school board health insurance from the final budget amount. 

See more about the discussions, actions, and information by viewing the 6-15-2021 School Board meeting on the LCS YouTube channel, and view the updated documents on the 6-15-21 Agenda

The next school board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 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! 

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