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January 25, 2018
County to provide bus transportation for students exempted from redistricting At Thursday’s meeting of the Albemarle County School Board, school division staff outlined new instructional initiatives for high schools included in Superintendent Pam Moran’s funding request for 2018-19. Moran has requested about $607,000 to open a small ...
November 16, 2016
Albemarle County Public Schools is exploring new ways to improve student safety on school buses despite funding cuts to its Transportation Services department in recent years. However, cost-saving measures may have motivated some students and parents to drive to school instead. While enrollment in Albemarle County Public Schools has grown ...
July 10, 2016
An Albemarle County plan to add stop-arm cameras to school buses has hit another speed bump. Attorneys and county school division staff stopped plans to install the cameras this summer, after the county attorney’s office said current legislation does not allow the companies that operate the cameras to access ...
March 18, 2016
The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation allowing localities to mail motorists $250 traffic summonses for passing stopped school buses based on evidence from bus-mounted automated cameras. Localities have been allowed to install the cameras on buses for years, but previously were unable to enforce violations captured by the cameras. The ...
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 ...
March 19, 2014
The Albemarle County School Board last week debated moving bus stops to major roads in snowy weather in an effort to keep buses off rural roads and avoid snow days. But transportation staff recommended not adopting the “Plan B” routes, citing safety concerns for students walking on unplowed roads, the ...
March 14, 2014
The Albemarle County School Board last week debated moving bus stops on snow days to major roads. The purpose of doing so, Schools officials said, would be to keep schools open, and to keep buses off of rural roads and roads without reliable turnarounds. Transportation staff recommended not adopting the ...
June 18, 2013
Last week, the Charlottesville School Board discussed relaxing their requirements for principals in order to allow candidates without teaching experience to fill the top administrative position at city schools. In a heated discussion at their regular meeting on June 13, three of the five board members present supported the change ...