Search: Ann H. Mallek
May 04, 2016
Albemarle County staff this month will begin planning a $35.5 million November bond referendum to pay for an as-yet unspecified list of school projects. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted, 5-0, Wednesday afternoon to have staff begin the process of putting together the referendum, but it decided not ...
August 27, 2014
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors and School Board inched closer to common ground Tuesday as the two bodies prepare for the upcoming budget season. The most apparent piece of information the groups could agree upon, however, is that uniform definitions for a few key terms at the heart of budget ...
August 18, 2014
The new Environmental Sciences Academy at Western Albemarle High School took another step forward Monday, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The funds, which will be applied to solar panels the Academy students will design, build and install on a greenhouse planned for next year, are ...
July 03, 2014
Veteran school bus driver Marion Fuller said she’s tired of drivers zipping past as children board and disembark. “I drive on Route 53, and this has happened to me three times in less than a year,” said Fuller, who has been driving school buses for 30 years. Albemarle County ...
May 15, 2014
No additional funds will find their way into Albemarle County Public Schools’ FY15 budget. During a Wednesday discussion in which the school division asked local government for one-time money, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors voted three times against the request. “This would have been helpful, we’ve got some things ...
May 05, 2014
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors will return to budget talks Wednesday, and the outcomes could impact education in the County’s public schools. At stake is about $290,000 earmarked for Bright Stars—Albemarle’s pre-k program for at-risk four-year-olds—which the School Board eliminated from its budget in the ...
November 18, 2012
Following a two-week investigation into the Aug. 16 White Hall herbicide spraying incident, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has found that no violations occurred. The application of herbicides took place in the right-of-way along five roads in the White Hall area, but of particular controversy were the ...