by Jackie Nunnery
The Lancaster school board on Tuesday, December 14, held a brief meeting to close out the year and, in keeping with the spirit of the season, took time for well-wishes and thanks.
In addition to wishing the “entire community a joyous and happy holiday season,” board chair Joan Gravatt recognized the contributions of outgoing member Carolyn Young, thanking her for “service to our community. We appreciate it.”
Young said she is proud of the progress and hard work within the division during her four years representing District 5, citing superintendent Dan Russell and his team for leading the schools to full accreditation and meeting the challenges of educating during a pandemic as key accomplishments.
“It was the perseverance and hard-earned grit that earned us a bigger prize: morale. So thank you all,” she said.
Russell told the board that despite hard work, there has been a “sharp uptick in the last two weeks” in the number of COVID-19 cases. According to Russell, eight students and two adults tested positive and 27 students were quarantined.
“We are re-emphasizing safety and mitigation….[to-view-more]