Amanda Williams

Writer

Amanda is the education reporter at the Virginia Gazette. She was previously the evening breaking news reporter at the Daily Press. She is a 2016 graduate of William & Mary and spends most of her time hanging out with her dog, Chaco.

Recent Articles

  • AHCA Medicaid cuts hurt schools, Kaine says

    AHCA Medicaid cuts hurt schools, Kaine says

    Schools around the country are watching as the Senate moves toward a vote on the highly controversial health care bill proposed by Senate Republicans Thursday. The bill, similar to the House-approved American Health Care Act and in line with President Donald Trump's proposed budget, calls for cutting...

  • Is (AP) Latin dead in W-JCC?

    Is (AP) Latin dead in W-JCC?

    Written into its mission, Williamsburg-James City County Schools arm students for 21st-century success, including achieving a "global awareness." With that comes a commitment to world languages, according to the division's strategic plan. Speaking at a School Board meeting June 20, 14-year-old...

  • School board picks firm for Lafayette auxiliary gym

    School board picks firm for Lafayette auxiliary gym

    The auxiliary gym at Lafayette High School is one step closer to fruition. With a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board agreed to pay Virtexco Corp., a Norfolk general contracting firm, $2.2 million to build the free-standing structure during the next year....

  • New faces joining W-JCC schools next year

    New faces joining W-JCC schools next year

    Two principals are the latest new faces to join superintendent Olwen Herron’s administrative team. On Tuesday, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board approved hiring Phoebus High School principal Mark Hudson to replace Jeffery Carroll at Warhill High School and Charles City High School...

  • New principal hired to lead James Blair

    New principal hired to lead James Blair

    Walls are up, cement floors have hardened and James Blair Middle School is taking shape at Ironbound and Longhill roads. It's a place Ty Harris has only been once, but around which he will plan most of his days starting July 1. More than a year before its scheduled open date in September 2018,...

  • Judge moves WJCC bullying case closer to trial

    Judge moves WJCC bullying case closer to trial

    A civil suit against the Williamsburg-James City County School Board was moved forward by Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Judge Colleen Killilea on Monday.  During the afternoon hearing, Killilea granted the school division attorney Jeremy Capps’ request for a motion hearing...

  • School Board raised school meal prices, awarded bid for Lafayette Auxiliary Gym

    School Board raised school meal prices, awarded bid for Lafayette Auxiliary Gym

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board agreed to increase breakfast and lunch prices in schools next year.  The board members unanimously voted on the increase at their Tuesday night meeting.  Lunch prices will go up by 10 cents and breakfast prices will increase by 5 cents. The change...

  • Injured Warhill student 'strong enough to pull through'

    Injured Warhill student 'strong enough to pull through'

    Sixteen years ago, Elizabeth Butler waited patiently for her son to take his first steps, to utter his first words. Now she's waiting again for 17-year-old Juan Spence to walk and talk. On May 22 — she knows the time, down to the minute — Juan was riding shotgun in 18-year-old Ruben Davila's car...

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