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May 05, 2016
TYPE: School Board Meeting DATE: 5/5/2016 TIME: 5:00 PM LOCATION: Booker T. Reaves Media Center Charlottesville High School 1400 Melbourne Road AGENDA: TBA
April 15, 2016
Charlottesville High School Principal Jill Dahl has announced she is leaving her post at the end of the school year, meaning CHS has had four principals resign in the last eight years. In a letter to the school community, Dahl announced that she took a job as the Fluvanna County ...
April 11, 2016
Our community has lost two significant figures, each of whom made major impacts on local quality of life. One operated in the realm of the cultural, even emotional; the other in the tangible world of our built environment. But both contributed mightily to all that makes Charlottesville-Albemarle special.
April 08, 2016
Charlottesville City Council last week added $200,000 to the city’s proposed capital improvement plan for the Charlottesville High School track and field house. The money is less than a third of what the division had originally requested for the projects, but it should be enough to complete construction ...
April 02, 2016
When Dahlia Lithwick graduated from Stanford Law School in a class that was half women, she looked forward to a future where men and women would be on equal footing in the workplace. More than 20 years later, she is still waiting. “I graduated from law school in 1993, and ...
March 31, 2016
Local efforts to provide wider access to public and private early childhood classrooms could get a boost from state coffers over the next two years now that the Virginia General Assembly has passed a bill providing $3 million in new grant funding for mixed-delivery preschools. The bill, patroned by Del ...
March 27, 2016
Renovation of the track at Charlottesville High School hit a stumbling block this month, when the city removed $650,000 that would have kick-started design work on the project from the proposed five-year capital improvement program. City School Board members said they did not find out the money was gone ...
March 18, 2016
Every year people ask me, “Why are the schools asking for more money?” “Why does this keep happening?” Many of us may chalk it up to inflation or increased enrollment all of which is partially true but there are many more reasons. First, let’s look at the Charlottesville City ...
March 15, 2016
Agenda Action Order of Business Item Subject Informational 6:00 p.m. Roll Call Agenda 16-12 Adoption of Agenda A 6:05 p.m. Community 16-13 Public Comments I Participation Minutes 16-14 Approval of Minutes A 6:10 p.m. Financials 16-15 Approval of Financial Status A 6:15 p ...
March 08, 2016
The Charlottesville School Board presented the division’s $78.4 million funding request to the City Council on Monday. Councilors asked questions about, but did not discuss, the spending plan. “This is a report where we do not have a decision ahead of us now,” Mayor Mike Signer said. “We ...
March 07, 2016
It is not unusual to laud prominent public servants at the time of their deaths (and goodness knows there have been enough of those). But today we want to mention someone who was far from a household name, but who probably affected the lives and well-being of many thousands of ...
March 03, 2016
School Board Meeting DATE: 3/3/2016 TIME: 5:00 PM LOCATION: Booker T. Reaves Media Center Charlottesville High School 1400 Melbourne Road AGENDA: Call to Order Call to Order Info Pledge of Allegiance Pledge of Allegiance Info Roll Call of Board Member Roll Call of Board Members Info Approval ...
February 21, 2016
The Charlottesville High School track and field team has not hosted a home event in six years. The athletes have had no home-field advantage, no senior night and no venue for friends and family to cheer them on on their own turf. While the school’s shot-putters, runners and long ...
February 19, 2016
The Charlottesville City School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a $78.4 million funding request that aims to raise staff salaries by an average of 2 percent and add more than $600,000 for new teaching positions. The plan relies on more than $1.9 million in new funding from ...
City schools look to healthcare to reduce $215k spending gap, expect $1.9M in additional city revenue
February 17, 2016
The Charlottesville City School Board on Monday got word that city coffers will kick more than $1.9 million in new funding to the division in fiscal year 2016-17. New funding from the city means the division faces a $215,000 gap between expected revenue and expenses. The division’s ...
February 07, 2016
At a weekend retreat Saturday, Charlottesville City Council reviewed its meeting procedures including the signup process for citizens who wish to speak during public comment at regular meetings. City Council decided to switch to a lottery process for the 12 speaker slots available public comment at the beginning of their ...
February 06, 2016
A debate among Charlottesville city councilors regarding how the 2017 fiscal year budget should be balanced ended late Thursday with councilors directing staff to not advertise a real estate tax rate increase. At a retreat at Morven Farm in Albemarle County, councilors provided direction to city staff that will shape ...
February 05, 2016
Charlottesville City Schools expects to ask the City Council to increase its contribution to the division by more than $2.4 million for Fiscal Year 2016-17. Kim Powell, the division’s director of finance and budget, presented Superintendent Rosa Atkins’ funding request to the School Board on Thursday. The spending ...
February 04, 2016
The percentage of Albemarle County Bright Stars preschool graduates who meet or exceed grade-level expectations in reading drops 30 percentage points when the students reach fifth grade, a Wednesday report to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors showed. A report by Ann McAndrew, Albemarle County Bright Stars coordinator, showed that ...
February 02, 2016
As relatively warm weather continues to melt away the snow from the recent storm, Charlottesville’s public works department provided an “after action” report to the City Council on Monday. Although the councilors graciously thanked the city’s public work department and all involved in clearing the city’s roads ...
January 31, 2016
On Monday, the Charlottesville City Council could unanimously approve Neighborhood Development Services fee schedule changes that will consolidate and lower some development fees while raising and creating others. The move could have an impact on some developers’ receipts for permits, site plans and other items.
January 28, 2016
Several years ago, I met a young woman working at the ACAC day care, our kids loved her and I asked if she would baby-sit for us on a regular basis. She agreed and Anya* became part of our family. We quickly learned that she had immigrated from Afghanistan and ...
January 20, 2016
More than 300 students in the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture will focus on Preston Avenue this week, more than 50 years after its current form was created by Charlottesville’s urban renewal. Preston Avenue is the subject of the school’s fifth annual Vortex, a weeklong planning ...
December 29, 2015
THIRD IN A SERIES The concept for the redevelopment of both Friendship Court and Charlottesville’s public housing sites involves creating mixed-income neighborhoods, but the idea concerns many existing residents and their advocates. “The Strategic Investment Area is generally calling for an increase in density, but we’re not really ...
December 28, 2015
SECOND IN A SERIES In the two years since the city of Charlottesville adopted the Strategic Investment Area plan, perhaps the most visible sign of activity is a large mural painted on the side of a wall at the Ix Art Park. “We did the mural ‘Dream Big’ and we ...
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