“When we make essential items in our closets free and accessible, that’s one less thing that a student has to worry about,” said Bianca Johnson.
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After bitter disagreement, Venable and Clark elementary schools will now be Trailblazers and Summit
“I think the name Trailblazers is kind of dumb,” said School Board member Jennifer McKeever.
After Thursday, two elementary schools could have new names if the school board reaches a consensus
Venable and Clark elementary schools are among the first City Schools to have their names reconsidered.
Charlottesville City Schools asked students to rename their elementary schools — but officials are having second thoughts
Students voted to rename Venable as “Trailblazers” and Clark as “Friendship.”
Dozens of Albemarle kids miss the first hour of school each week because their buses arrive late
“What we’re doing is not sustainable,” said Albemarle routing and planning manager Renee DeVall. “If we were fully staffed, we wouldn’t be doing routes like this.”
UVA Police locked down campus during Sunday night’s manhunt, but did not alert community members living blocks away
“It’s scary to think that a shooter was loose in my city for so long and I had no idea,” Paige Robinson said. “We’re the same community.”
City of Charlottesville workers are first in the area to earn right to collectively bargain
City workers can now negotiate their salaries and insurance.
Charlottesville City Schools will consider changing the names of Venable and Clark elementary schools
Venable was named after a Confederate officer, Clark was named after a man who supported taking land occupied by Indigenous communities.
After 50 years of busing Westhaven kids away from their neighborhood school, City Schools votes to rezone Venable
The children in the predominantly Black public housing community have been zoned away from Venable since integration.
After learning that Albemarle was struggling to stock period products, a local mom took matters into her own hands
Sarah Harris is raising money to donate period products to Albemarle County Public Schools.