News Maker Todd Jones on WCBOS funding WCPS

We have moved Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones’ weekly visit to later in the week so he can deliver more timely information.

This week Todd talks about the just approved budget for Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) by the Warren County Board of Supervisor (WCBOS) in our latest news maker.

News Makers are brought to by Warren County Together We are Community.

Todd tells us of the newly approved funding.

He also tells us about the latest Warren County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) activities.

Todd will be providing us with weekly updates every Thursday going forward.

For the latest WCBOS meeting video click here for a link.

Click here for Todd’s interview.

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Warren County Board approves portions of the WCPS budget

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The Warren County Board of Supervisors at their August 16 work session approved six items to supplement the Warren County Public Schools’ budget.

The items to be funded include the cost of 5 percent salary increases, thousand dollar December bonus funding, extracurricular events and athletics, three professional development days, filling eight vacant teacher positions as well as the cost of remaining unspecified  supplements.

In all the board approved the transfer of over $5.7 million to the Warren County Public Schools’ budget.

During the public comment portion of the board of supervisors work session a number of items that were not added to the budget amendment were mentioned.

A number of people did ask for the budget to be fully funded.

Click here for a link to the entire Warren County Board of Supervisors’ work session.

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River Report: 8-19-22

In our latest Shenandoah River Report…Mark Frondorf has some boating and fishing tips for the weekend, as well as an update on water levels on the Shenandoah. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. See Don Roberts and his crew to plan your South Fork adventure! Visit https://frontroyaloutdoors.com

 

OSIG release findings on the I-95 snow shutdown

The Virginia Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) recently released a report on the Interstate 95 snow incident that shutdown a portion of the Instate January 3 and 4.

The report reads that the state did not learn from a similar incident that shutdown Interstate 81 near Bristol Virginia on December 8 and 9 in 2018.

Further investigation revealed that the state has no hazard specific plan for snowfall.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) does have general (All Hazard) emergency plans for natural disasters but no hazard specific snow response plan.

The report goes on to say that the Commonwealth did not effectively communicate to the public.

The lack of  communications was demonstrated by the amount of  traffic continuing to enter the Instate after the incident.

The report states that either the public did not receive the message or ignored it.

During the storm communications did not clearly indicate the seriousness of the situation.

The VDEM, Virginia Department of  Transportation (VDOT) and Virginia State Police(VSP) managements all generally concurred with the findings and plan to implement corrective actions.

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