by Elizabeth Cogar
Schools, the recurring theme of every Lancaster County meeting this season, were again at the center of discussion at a board of supervisors meeting March 28.
As the meeting began, board chairman Jason Bellows asked for a moment of silence to honor the recent passing of two friends of the county. Robert Harper, superintendent with Virginia Department of Transportation Brookvale office, and Frank Pleva, former county administrator, were both advocates for the community. Also, a thank you on the occasion of National Vietnam War Day to veterans who were present was offered by citizen Charlie Costello of Merry Point.
During the public input session, four county residents shared their opinions about how the supervisors should consider the fate of their schools.
“I’m here to advocate that the board approves whatever the school board requests for funding the construction of new facilities without a referendum,” said Chris Braly of Irvington. “If a referendum is given to the county, I am afraid that no one in this county will vote for it because they don’t have accurate information on what is required.”
Anne Muse of Irvington, a retired teacher and education administrator at the Department of Defense for 45 years, said that she has seen children learn equally well in quonset huts and newer buildings…