Dear Pulaski County Public Schools Community:
Pulaski County Public Schools has unfortunately become the victim of a cybercriminal attack. On Sunday, we discovered irregularities in our systems. PCPS immediately retained outside experts to launch a forensic investigation and help secure our servers. We now know that this is a case of ransomware deployment. Our dedicated IT professionals are working diligently with some of the country’s leading experts in cybersecurity to return PCPS systems back to normal as quickly as possible – they are making incredible progress.
Tomorrow, we intend to resume school in following with PCPS’s planned academic schedule. Know that the safety of our students is a top priority; all systems that safeguard the physical security of our school campuses are fully operational. We are confident that normal classroom teaching will continue with minimal disruption. The PCPS All-In-Tutoring program will now begin Monday, November 13th due to this disruption.
While more information will be confirmed in the coming days, understand that our priority is the safety of the entire PCPS community. We are committed to addressing the situation quickly and responsibly, by collaborating with legal counsel, technical experts, and cybersecurity professionals. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
Robert F. Graham
Bus 50 will be 20-30 minutes late this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT; Yesterday, the Cardinal News Media Organization posted an article about the vacancy rate of teachers in the Pulaski County Public School Division. The article listed Pulaski County schools with a 13.6% vacancy rate for the 2023-2024 school year, apparently the highest percentage in Southwest, Virginia. Unfortunately, a reporting error was made on August 5, 2023 and the 13.6% rate has now decreased to approximately 1.7% due to the correction of the error. JLARC and the Virginia Department of Education have been notified and are also making the correction to their records. Our administrative staff works hard to ensure that we hire and retain the best teachers at PCPS as we know that they are our greatest asset in helping students learn and succeed at the highest levels. We apologize for any confusion this mistake has caused in our community. Have a great afternoon!
Come talk to your board members
Come talk with our Board Members
Meeting Cancelation Notice
The proposed joint Board meeting between the Pulaski County School Board and Pulaski County Board of Supervisors for Tuesday, April 11, 2023 has been cancelled. The Boards are unable to meet at this time.
Transportation Announcement for Tuesday, March 28, 2023- Bus 90 serving Critzer, PCMS, and PCHS will be running approximately 20 to 30 minutes late on its morning run. Bus 56 serving Snowville Elementary will be running 60 to 90 minutes late on its morning run. Thank you.
Transportation Announcement- All Snowville Elementary School afternoon bus routes will be approximately 30 minutes late this afternoon due to a delay in the return of students from a field trip. We apologize for any issues that this might cause. Thank you.
Pulaski County Public Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay on Monday, March 13, 2023.
Pulaski County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, March 9th and Friday, March 10th in order for our students, faculty, and staff to attend the state championship basketball game in Richmond. Go Lady Cougars! Employee Code 1
Pulaski County Public Schools will be closed on Friday, February 24, 2023, due to staffing issues stemming from employee illnesses. (Employee Code 0) Our school buildings will receive a thorough cleaning after school on Thursday and will reopen on our regular schedule on Monday, February 27, 2023. Thank you.
Pulaski County Public Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay for Monday, February 13, 2023.
The Code 1 closing for today is a regular snow day and not a virtual day.
Pulaski County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 2, 2023 due to inclement weather. Employee Code 1.
Pulaski County Public Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, February 2, 2023.
Pulaski County Public Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 due to forecasted winter weather.
Happy Holidays from the Pulaski County School Board and Pulaski County Public Schools.
Happy Holidays from Pulaski County School Board and Pulaski County Public Schools.