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November 05, 2015
As early as January 2016, Charlottesville High School students might find themselves with a new class schedule that includes one delayed opening per month. According to Jill Dahl, Charlottesville High’s principal, the monthly late start — which would come at no additional cost — will afford teachers time to meet for ...
October 18, 2015
The Charlottesville School Board will welcome two new members after the Nov. 3 election. Four of the board’s seven seats are up this year, and there are four candidates — two incumbents and two newcomers. Willa Neale and Colette Blount are not seeking re-election, while Amy Laufer and Jennifer McKeever ...
June 17, 2015
In November, the ballot for Charlottesville School Board will have one fewer candidate than anticipated. Due to a paperwork error, Edgar “Hal” Turner, assistant dean of students and director of fraternity and sorority life at the University of Virginia, has been disqualified. “This is the first time I have participated ...
June 11, 2015
The fields for the Albemarle and Charlottesville school board races are set, and the final days and hours preceding Tuesday’s filing deadline saw six new candidates submit paperwork. Five candidates are running for four open seats on the Charlottesville School Board. Adam Hastings, 34, dean of business, mathematics and ...
May 20, 2015
David Oberg, an attorney with the Charlottesville-based firm Jones & Green, is running for the White Hall District seat on the Albemarle County School Board. Oberg, 45, who formerly directed Blue Ridge UniServe — an organization that aims to support local education associations — made the announcement Tuesday at Claudius Crozet Park ...
May 11, 2015
Jennifer McKeever, who was elected to the Charlottesville School Board in 2011, has announced that she will seek a second term. “If re-elected, I plan to continue my work of supporting stakeholder involvement and transparency and ensuring [Charlottesville City Schools] programs are getting the results we need for all of ...
April 11, 2015
Eight of the 14 school board seats in Charlottesville and Albemarle are up for election this November. As of April 9, none of those races will be contested; only three incumbents have said they will run, and no new candidates have filed paperwork. “All politics is local, and the actual ...
April 09, 2015
About 30 percent of students in Charlottesville City Schools are reading below grade level. School officials want to improve the instruction that struggling readers receive — perhaps by launching a new program and a longer school day for selected students. “We have a number of students who aren’t performing up ...
January 17, 2015
With Superintendent Rosa Atkins’ fiscal year 2016 funding request now in hand, Charlottesville City Schools estimates that it will need about $48.3 million from city coffers to serve its students next year. The local-dollars part of the division’s funding request represents a 5 percent, or $2.7 million ...
November 26, 2014
While facilities questions have loomed over recent meetings of the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center Board, the body Tuesday turned its attention to curriculum changes. “I think we are letting the discussion regarding facilities distract us from the decision that needs to come first, and that’s CATEC’s programming ...
September 17, 2014
A special work session to discuss the future of the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center Wednesday left the school’s Board with more questions than answers. The Board called the September meeting in an effort to expedite the planning process that will see CATEC form five new institutes and align ...
August 20, 2014
The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center has named Bruce Bosselman as its interim director. He succeeds Adam Hastings who is now dean of business, mathematics and technologies at Piedmont Virginia Community College. The change comes on the heels of a new strategic plan that has been approved by the CATEC ...
July 10, 2014
The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center has begun a search for a new leader. CATEC’s current director, Adam Hastings, is moving to Piedmont Virginia Community College where he will take over as Dean of Business, Mathematics and Technologies August 1. "Adam Hastings has been a highly effective leader in ...
May 30, 2014
On Monday, the Charlottesville City Council will receive an update on the strategic planning process. Part of that work, City Manager Maurice Jones said, is the Blue Ribbon Commission’s report on sustainable school funding. “The strategic plan helps us identify where we want to be over the next three ...
April 11, 2014
The Charlottesville School Board wasn’t sold on the latest school day scenario presented Thursday. The proposal, in which all students would have begun school after 8:00 a.m., was the fifth scenario the Board has reviewed during its month-long consideration of the start of the school day. The ...
January 17, 2014
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Sustainable School funding has finalized its report for City Council and the School Board. The Commission has divided the findings into near- and long-term categories. Three of the five near-term possible actions include tax increases. Former Mayor Bitsy Waters said the report “tees it up ...
January 14, 2014
Future students at the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center may see a program that blurs the lines between the last two years of high school and the first two years of college. The model unveiled for public comment Monday at CitySpace is based upon a close relationship between CATEC and ...
December 25, 2013
In the coming years, the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center might play home to students who have yet to reach high school. During a strategic plan work session last week, the CATEC Board approved Director Adam Hastings’ request to conduct a feasibility study about starting a preschool teacher training program ...
December 19, 2013
In the coming years, the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center might play home to students who have yet to reach high school. During a strategic plan work session Tuesday, the CATEC Board approved Director Adam Hastings’ request to conduct a feasibility study about starting a preschool teacher training program at ...
November 11, 2013
In the division’s first year of reporting quarterly attendance numbers to the School Board, the figures show mixed results. The switch to quarterly reporting stems from the Board’s summer retreat where attendance was identified as an area of focus. Assistant Superintendent Beth Baptist said the division is trying ...
August 06, 2013
At last week’s Charlottesville School Board meeting, Director of Human Resources Carole Nelson reported little change in the racial cross-section of the division’s instructional staff, but said the city intends to continue recruiting minority candidates. Minorities fill about 16 percent of the teaching slots in Charlottesville City Schools ...
July 29, 2013
In an era of dwindling public coffers, many school divisions are left with a catch-22: cut teachers to save money and hurt classrooms now, or slash supplementary programs that are costly but advantageous for long-term success. In an attempt to alleviate local schools from some of those decisions, the Public ...
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