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Smyth County School Board chairman Jesse Choate received the Virginia School Board Association's Quarter Century Award on Nov. 16. The VSBA presents the award to school board members in recognition of 25 years of consecutive service on their local school boards. Mr. Choate represents the Rye Valley District of Smyth County. He was one of three school board members statewide to receive the VSBA Quarter Century Award. Dr. Ronnie Holden of Accomack and Malvina Kay of Fredericksburg City were also honored.
"It is an honor to present Mrs. Kay, Mr. Choate, and Dr. Holden with the VSBA Quarter Century Award," said Gina Patterson, executive director of the VSBA. "Their dedication to the youth in their communities and the Commonwealth of Virginia is admirable."
The Smyth County Schools Health Department has published information on protecting your child from flu and colds this season.
The Code of Virginia requires local school divisions to make a variety of information available to the public. Much of that information is already included in the Student Handbook or through links or postings on this website. Here are links to recently added information:
Smyth County Schools have adopted a new screening procedure for school volunteers. Details…
Recently, Smyth County Public School bus drivers have reported an increase in the number of vehicles illegally passing stopped school buses. As a school division, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our students. We are asking our community to share this commitment. We would like to remind our community members that all motorists are required to stop when a school bus is loading or unloading children. All of our drivers are required to complete a pre-trip inspection to ensure all safety devices are working properly. All motorists should be aware that in the event these safety devices are not functioning, you are still required to stop when a bus is loading or unloading children. Drivers are required by state law to stop in all directions when the red lights on the bus are flashing and/or the stop sign is out unless they are travelling on a divided highway. There are penalties for failure to stop for a stopped school bus. Penalties may include:
Our students are our most precious resource, and we take the responsibility of ensuring their safety seriously. Central Office staff, school administrators and bus drivers work together to coordinate our bus stops and have as many students as possible load and unload on the passenger door side of the road. This is not always possible and as a result, some students actually have to cross the road when they are loading and dismissing from the school bus. When a bus is stopped and its red lights are flashing, a child could potentially have to cross the road in front of traffic. Please consider all of the above mentioned safety rules to ensure the safety of our students.