ACCOMAC, VA – The Accomack County School Board Selection Commission has rejected the only applicant to a vacant seat on the Accomack County school board. They will re-advertise the position.
Former Nandua High School principal Larry A. Thomas was the sole applicant for a vacancy on the school board for District 7. Al McMath, who has held the seat for 16 years is not eligible for re-appointment because his home is no longer in District 7 after the county completed re-districting. The Selection Commission voted Thomas down by a vote of 3-4.
Thomas, who worked for the Accomack County public schools for 34 years, retired in 2005 in the wake of standardized testing investigation. Nandua High School subsequently lost its accreditation as a result of the investigation.