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City schools look to healthcare to reduce $215k spending gap, expect $1.9M in additional city revenue

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 funding request sought $2.2 million in additional […]

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Design approved for Red Hill Elementary modernization

Renovations to Red Hill Elementary School got one step closer to reality Thursday as the Albemarle County School Board unanimously approved the project design. Planned renovations at the 163-student school would modernize and provide new furnishings for 13 classrooms and the library and add a new security entrance for visitors, county documents showed. The school […]

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Unbalanced Albemarle schools budget OK’d for supervisors’ consideration

Albemarle County Public Schools expects its spending to grow by $7 million next year, leaving a $1.5 million funding gap. The budget request is a 4.2-percent increase over the current budget. The county School Board on Tuesday voted 6-0, with Jason Buyaki abstaining, to approve the $174,163,445 million funding request. The request now will go […]

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City schools to ask Council for $2.4 million to close budget gap

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 plan represents a $2,996,781, or 4 percent, […]