Superintendent's Welcome


Welcome to Halifax County Public Schools! I am honored to be Superintendent of this outstanding school division and look forward to working with every constituency in our community to ensure each student in our school system reaches his/her full potential.

Halifax County Public Schools are the centerpiece of the community, and as I have visited schools throughout the county, it is apparent their great pride in our school system as well as the community at large. From Virgilina to Republican Grove to every community in our division, it is critical that you are involved in the education process, and it is imperative that we hear your concerns.

A key aspect of any school district is to strive for continuous improvement. Of course student learning is our primary focus, and our primary mission is to ensure student learning opportunities are optimized. In addition, we must ensure that we offer a plethora of programs that allow students to pursue either career or collegiate opportunities. To be clear, we will strive to guarantee our students have the knowledge and skills they need for future success, which benefits our community, as well as the students themselves.

Continuous improvement also includes the constant upkeep and improvement of our facilities. The 5,000 students in our division utilize two early learning centers, seven elementary schools, a single middle school, a large comprehensive high school, and a STEM Center. Continuous improvement includes constant, planned maintenance plans for the buildings and an exciting discussion regarding the high school facility.

Our continuous improvement efforts are critical to our students and staff members to ensure that the high quality of our schools is maintained. We will commit to being a school division that meets the needs of every child. We offer robust offerings in Advanced Placement courses, Dual Enrollment, and Career and Technical Education. In addition, we aspire to put the best technology in students’ hands and expand our preschool offerings.

We will update you often through our school newsletters, phone messages, and school and community meetings regarding the variety of events in our school system. Please take a moment to visit our district and school websites throughout the year.

As a centerpiece of our community, Halifax County Public Schools is committed to being a stabilizing influence for our families, and we anticipate opportunities each day to make a difference in the lives of those we serve…striving to meet the needs of every child.

I look forward to meeting many of you over the coming year as we partner to accomplish our mission of “Children First For A Brighter Future.”


Warmest regards,

Mark Y. Lineburg, Ed.D.