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February 27, 2018
Lee-Jackson Day will no longer be listed as a holiday by Albemarle County schools Albemarle County has concluded one debate about Confederate symbols in public schools. Following parent protests, Lee-Jackson Day will not appear in future school calendars. This year, the state holiday celebrating Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and ...
February 22, 2018
Albemarle County Public Schools is expecting to save more than $3.5 million from a two-month premium holiday for medical insurance benefits and a reduction of premiums starting March 1. However, the impact of the savings could be negated by a loss of $1.9 million in expected funding from ...
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 09, 2017
ALBEMARLE COUNTY TEACHER SALARIES, 2017-2018 For teachers with a bachelor's degree: » 0 years of experience: $46,000 » 10 years of experience: $50,625 » 20 years of experience: $57,900 » 30 years of experience: $67,600 Before its Thursday meeting was truncated by a malfunctioning fire alarm, the Albemarle County ...
October 28, 2017
Many teachers are urging the Albemarle County School Board to adopt a new competitive market for determining teacher compensation that would be made up of Virginia school districts considered to be of high quality. But it’s still unclear exactly how the school division would implement this market strategy. And ...
October 27, 2017
An architectural consulting firm told the Albemarle County School Board on Thursday that the county would soon need new high school facilities to accommodate growing enrollment and implement innovative educational programs. “We have to look at what the competition is doing around the world and around the country, and do ...
October 12, 2017
ALBEMARLE COUNTY TEACHER SALARIES, 2017-2018 For teachers with a bachelor's degree: » 0 years of experience: $46,000 » 10 years of experience: $50,625 » 20 years of experience: $57,900 » 30 years of experience: $67,600 As part of the Albemarle County School Board’s ongoing review of teacher compensation ...
September 14, 2017
The Albemarle County School Board on Thursday provided feedback on a draft statement of purpose to guide the county school division through the end of its Horizon 2020 strategic planning cycle. Strategic planning officer Patrick McLaughlin and other division staff drafted the following strategic priority for 2017-2019: “All students will ...
August 13, 2017
The Albemarle County School Board approved the evaluation of budgetary impacts from new teacher compensations strategies suggested in a June study completed by the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. consulting firm. County staff suggested three major changes and other improvements to the strategy for evaluating district teachers’ salaries. “We started this ...
May 25, 2017
The Albemarle County School Board has voted to consolidate B. F. Yancey Elementary School into Red Hill and Scottsville elementary schools in June. Yancey was denied accreditation by the state last year after failing to meet performance benchmarks for Standards of Learning assessments in three consecutive years. The School Board ...
May 12, 2017
The Albemarle County School Board will vote on whether to close B. F. Yancey Elementary School after holding a public hearing on May 25. Yancey was the only Albemarle County school denied accreditation by the state in 2016 after falling short of performance benchmarks for Standards of Learning assessments. 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 ...
June 04, 2013
After years of talking about increased student involvement with the Albemarle County School Board, it appears that a body of county high school students will be representing their peers at the Board’s business meetings beginning in the fall. This development comes as the result of a May 23 presentation ...