Laurel Ridge Community College awarded for work with SCPS

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An email from Laurel Ridge Community College confirms that the partnership between Laurel Ridge Community College and Shenandoah County Public Schools (SCPS) has been recognized.

The collaboration was awarded first place in the Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) Excellence in Workforce Readiness Award.

The award recognizes the Certified Nursing Association (CNA) Phlebotomy program’s success.

Eleven students attending the Triplett Tech program completed the CNA training and certification followed by completing a phlebotomy course this past spring.

SCPS’s supervisor of career pathway and technical education Todd Lynn was asked to help fill a need by Valley Health who faced a shortage of patient care technicians.

Lynn in turn reached out to Laurel Ridge Community College to provide  a phlebotomy instructor.

Lynn added that the award shows the success of the community coming together to fill a need in the area.

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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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