Currituck to welcome 4,300 students on Monday


By Reggie Ponder
Staff Writer

Sunday, August 25, 2019

CURRITUCK — The Currituck County Schools are ready to welcome back an estimated 4,300 students on Monday.

The district has 302 teachers and 54 teacher assistants.

There currently are three and a half vacant teaching positions: a high school business teacher, high school Spanish teacher, middle school exceptional children teacher, and half-time elementary exceptional children teacher.

School start and end times differ by school.

Central Elementary will begin at 8 a.m. and release at 2:55 p.m. At Griggs Elementary, the starting time for classes is 7:50 a.m. and the end time is 2:40 p.m. Classes at Jarvisburg Elementary will begin at 8:50 a.m. and end at 3:40 p.m.

On Knotts Island, the school day at Knotts Elementary School will begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. At Moyock Elementary, the school day will start at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m. Classes at Shawboro Elementary will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m.

At Currituck County Middle School, the start time for classes is 8:10 a.m. and the end time is 3:15 p.m. Moyock Middle School begins the day at 8:45 a.m. and ends it at 3:45 p.m.

Currituck County High School opens at 8:05 a.m. and releases at 3:10 p.m. The start time at J.P. Knapp Early College is 8:20 a.m. and the release time is 3:30 p.m.

“There is a wide variety in bus route times,” said Currituck Schools Superintendent Mark Stefanik. “Bus routes are in the process of being finalized and will be posted on the website this weekend.”

Breakfast and lunch prices are not changing this school year. The cost of breakfast for all grades remains $1.25. Students from families qualifying for the free/reduced lunch program receive free breakfast.

Lunch prices for students in grades K-5 remain $2.75. The cost of lunch for students in grades 6-12 is $3. The reduced lunch price for all grades is 40 cents.

“Fees vary at the different school levels.” Stefanik said. “Information regarding fees can be obtained at each school.”