Members of the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors had indicated that they’d consider expanding the library board of trustees so they could reinstate Joetricia Humbles, who’d been ousted after a public debate over LGBTQ+-themed books. But the body took no action Monday night.
The president of the school’s board of visitors said this week that VMI will conduct its own review of whether the institute has interfered with the student newspaper. He earlier had said he had asked the state attorney general’s office to look into the matter.
The board had been asked by a county supervisor to consider requiring adult supervision for most visitors under age 18.
The state military college has asked the attorney general’s office, which serves as its attorney, to step in after a petition called on VMI to support The Cadet, an independent publication.
Speaking at an annual conference of community college leaders in Roanoke, Chancellor David Doré introduced a strategic plan that includes recruiting adults for short term job-training programs.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is preparing to launch a day care facility to serve its campus community. The Little Cavaliers Early Learning Center in Southwest Virginia will open this fall for children aged 6 weeks through 5 years. The center will be managed and staffed by the YWCA of Northeast Tennessee and […]
The policy recommended by the chair of the board of supervisors would prohibit most people under 18 from visiting a library branch without an adult. The move stems from a campaign pledge as a heated monthslong debate about LGBTQ+ books continues.
A proposed policy change, which now goes to the Library Board of Trustees for consideration, would require anyone under 18 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian while visiting a county library branch.
About $85 million remains from 2022 General Assembly funding. The grants cover up to 30% of construction and renovation costs for the state’s most financially strapped school divisions.
One supervisor who had voted for Joetricia Humbles’ removal last month acknowledged that he’d followed his own beliefs and not the law. “This can be a teachable moment,” he said in asking her to be reinstated.