Rocky Mount meals tax
Collections down slightly this year
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
The Town of Rocky Mount collected $603,588 in meals tax during the first six months of this year, according to the finance department's July report.
That's down slightly from the $604,588 collected in the first six months of 2013.
In June, meals tax collections totaled $111,723, down from $105,948 collected in June 2013.
The largest monthly amount of meals tax collected this year was in January when $108,245 was collected. The lowest amount collected was $88,119 in February.
BFMS chosen by DOE for co-teaching initiative
Program promotes collaborative efforts in inclusion classrooms
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
Benjamin Franklin Middle School has been chosen by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) as one of 16 demonstration sites in the Excellence in Co-teaching Initiative for the 2014-2015 school year.
The demonstration sites will showcase the implementation of co-teaching, promoting a collaborative model in which general and special educators share responsibility for the achievement of all students in the general education curriculum, especially in the areas of reading and mathematics.