Frederick County School Board responds to member’s arrest

Without mentioning his name, the Frederick County School Board released a statement by email on the recent arrest of one of its members.

Board member Miles Adkins was arrested Tuesday, February 27 on four misdemeanor charges stemming from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

According to the statement released by email Friday, the board says it takes seriously its commitment to supervise and support the school division.

“The Frederick County School Board takes seriously its commitment to supervise and support our school division. As members elected to serve on this Board, we remain focused on working together to support our students, staff, and others who play an integral role in educating the children in our communities. We are aware of the recent charges against a fellow Board member. While we do not condone the underlying allegations, we also understand that the court system involves a decision-making process that is separate from the role and obligations of our School Board. As that process proceeds, our focus will stay where it needs to: on the children in our county. We will continue to make decisions that serve in the best interests of our students, while working to ensure that the educational environment in our schools is not disrupted by these events.”

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SCPS announce new mask mandates for students and staff

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Shenandoah Public Schools (SCPS) announced new masks regulations in a social post.

After the school board called a special meeting yesterday morning they have voted on new mask regulations that fall more in line with Governor Youngkin’s latest mask mandate.

Effective this Mon. Jan. 24 students will not be required to wear a mask but are being encouraged to wear a mask while inside any Shenandoah County Public School building.

However a mask will be required to be worn by everyone riding any school transportation.

All school staff will also be required to continue to wear a mask while in any school building regardless of their vaccination status.

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Frederick County School Board holds a special meeting tonight 1/20

A social post from Frederick County Schools shows that the Frederick County School Board will hold a special meeting tonight at 7:30.

The meeting will take place at the Administration Building at 1415 Amherst St. Winchester.

With COVID-19 cases preventing some from attending the meeting public comments can submitted today Jan. 20.

The comments must be submitted before 3 p.m. today Jan. 20 at

A live stream of the meeting will be available at the school’s you tube channel.

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Candidates Forum : Chamber of Commerce

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The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Candidates Forum on Thursday, October 21st at the Warren County Government Center beginning at 7 p.m.    

The event will include separate forums for Board of Supervisor, School Board, and Town Council candidates

These forums offer community members an opportunity to hear local candidates answer issue-based questions and gain insight to the candidate’s goals should they be elected.   The public is encouraged to attend, the forums will also be live-streamed and available for replay following the program.

Candidates will answer questions posed by the forum moderator.  All questions will have been submitted in advance.  Audience questions will not be taken at the event.  Only questions that are issue-based and are relevant to all candidates will be posed.  The public may submit questions for consideration to or by mail to 201 E. 2nd Street, Front Royal, VA 22630. 

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 540-635-3185.