Surry County Public Schools was awarded $100,000 by Governor Terry McAuliffe in School Security and Equipment grants. A total of $6 million was awarded to 104 school divisions and regional educational programs across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The grant will support Surry’s efforts to enhance interior and exterior security monitoring and building access control capabilities at each of the division’s three school locations. SCPS is 1 of only 10 school divisions among the 104 receiving grants to be awarded the maximum amount of $100,000.
For more information about the statewide grant, visit the Virginia Department of Education website.
100% of Surry County Schools Earn Full Accreditation!
For the second year in a row, all Surry County schools have earned full accreditation based on student performance on the Standards of Learning (SOL) and other state-approved assessments in English, Mathematics, Science and History during the 2016-2017 school year! Surry County Public Schools is 1 of only 65 school divisions out of 132 divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia to achieve full accreditation for all of its schools.
“We are very proud of the hard work of our students, teachers, building administrators, support staff and families who made this significant accomplishment possible for the second year in a row,” said SCPS Superintendent Dr. Michael Thornton. “This performance will serve to energize our efforts to push towards even higher achievement for all of our students.”