FRONT ROYAL, VA (May 6, 2016) – The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Business Honor Roll provides a way for local school divisions to recognize local businesses for their support, especially as schools face increasing budget uncertainty. The Business Honor Roll helps divisions say “thank you” for their vital contributions.
In coordination with VSBA, the Warren County School Board recently named Howard Shockey & Sons to the 2016 Virginia School Boards Association Business Honor Roll, showing appreciation for Shockey’s ongoing support of Warren County’s public schools. In presenting this honor, the school district stated, “Your work has aided this community in focusing on the goal of providing the best public schools we can for every child who attends them.”
Shockey is currently building a new middle school for Warren County. Scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016, the new school is designed to house approximately 800 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The architect is Richmond-based Ballou Justice Upton Architects. Design of the project is targeting a LEED® Silver certification, as designated by the U.S. Green Building Council.
More about this honor from the Virginia School Boards Association’s website:
Local businesses have the power to shape community attitudes about public schools. Businesses large and small, corporate-owned or family-run, play a key role in supporting our communities and local schools. They contribute to our school divisions in many ways, including helping schools with in-kind or financial contributions, donating to scholarship programs, supporting extracurricular activities, offering internship opportunities, volunteering in the schools, and sponsoring field trips. This type of support is invaluable.