Superintendent Kelly Middleton expressed concern about State and Federal education issues during the April Newport Board of Education meeting. "I have to say, this is the most dismal financial climate," Kelly Middleton said. "It is the worst I have seen in my 30 years in schools. We have seen cuts, and ours is one of the worst in the area. We have had a loss of students. Our financial director, Tete Turner, has reported that our SEEK shortfall will be about $500,000. These are tough times for public schools." Click here to read more about this and student presentations.