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Louisa Deals with Earthquake Damage

On Tuesday, August 23, an earthquake registering 5.8 on the Richter scale rocked the East Coast. The quake’s epicenter was Mineral, Virginia, which lies in Louisa County, and some school facilities sustained significant damage. Fortunately, no major injuries resulted from the quake, which struck during school hours.

As a result of an initial damage assessment, the county’s public schools have been closed until next week.

Many concerned VEA members have asked how they might assist Louisa County as it deals with the aftermath of the quake. Louisa County Education Association President Sarah Amick and VEA President Dr. Kitty Boitnott have had several conversations about support from VEA members statewide. Amick says technology is one area of need, and that the school division needs additional mobile labs. She is working with the school division on the idea.

If you are interested in making a donation to the LCPS Disaster Relief Fund please click on this link, which will lead you to the Louisa Education Foundation website where you can make an online tax deductible donation.

Amick may be reached at or


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