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PPS Superintendent Dr. Bracy elected President-Elect of national superintendents association
PPS Superintendent Dr. Bracy elected President-Elect of national superintendents association
Updated on 10/15/2021
Portsmouth Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elie Bracy, III has been elected to serve as the next President-Elect for the Urban Superintendents Association of America (USAA). 
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Portsmouth School Board passes resolution regarding middle and high school students participating in sports and extracurricular activities
PPS School Board passes resolution regarding middle and high school students participating in extracurricular activities
Updated on 10/15/2021
At its Oct. 14 Regular Meeting, the School Board of the City of Portsmouth passed a resolution mandating that all middle and high school students taking part in sports programs or extracurricular activities either show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing at the school. 
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A message from the Superintendent regarding online threats
A message from the Superintendent regarding online threats
Updated on 09/22/2021
PPS Superintendent address the threats made via social media posts. 
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Our mission at New Directions Center is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing environment with a core curriculum, which stresses on the total development of each child: socially, academically, intellectually, emotionally and physically. Students are provided education in an environment that allows them to be civic-minded while preparing them to make ethical decisions with confidence and competence before entering the regular school setting as skillful communicators with problem-solving skills, capable of creative thinking.

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