Superintendent Search Update
On December 6, the School Board announced its intention to hold closed meetings at an undisclosed location within a 15 day period for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the vacant Superintendent of Schools position.
Meritorious Budget Award
For the 10th consecutive year, the Association of School Business Officials International has recognized Frederick County Public Schools with a Meritorious Budget Award.
For the 10th consecutive year, Frederick County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate exceeds the state’s average on-time graduation rate. According to the Virginia Department of Education, the on-time graduate rate for members of Frederick County Public Schools’ Class of 2022 was 94.6 percent compared to Virginia’s on-time graduation rate of 92.1 percent. It is also the fourth consecutive year the school division’s on-time graduation rate has climbed.
Ben Thompson has been named the new principal at the Dowell J. Howard Center. He succeeds Jan Ball-Brooks who recently accepted a position in Danville after serving as the principal at the Dowell J. Howard Center since July 2009.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has announced each of Frederick County’s public schools has been accredited for 2022-23. This year marks the first time in three years the VDOE has released school accreditation ratings. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on school operations, school accreditation was waived for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.