The School Board now has until August to decide if it will allow the new union to operate.
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City Council supports the much-needed Buford Middle School rebuild, but must raise taxes or delay other projects to do it
It’s possible to fund the school renovations without raising taxes — but that could mean postponing things like sidewalk repairs, road paving, and new affordable housing projects.
Charlottesville and Albemarle public schools don’t have enough substitute teachers to cover absences
Teachers and even principals are pitching in to fill the gaps. Schools have also changed the requirements for substitute teachers, increased pay and are looking to increase hiring.
Even without a mandate, most students in Charlottesville and Albemarle are still wearing masks
Elsa Coffey, a freshman at CHS, noticed some students who stopped wearing their masks on March 1, but quickly went back to masking when they realized they were in the minority.
When is a good time to learn about money? From a very young age, says local children’s book author
Janasha Bradford and her family struggled with money after her father’s death. Now, she wants to give children the financial literacy she wishes she had.
A new law makes masks in public schools optional, so school workers are planning how to honor parent’s wishes
Charlottesville City Schools superintendent told community members that while positive cases have been declining in recent weeks, community transmission is still classified as high in the district.
Forgotten no more: Descendants of family enslaved at Pen Park plantations visit their unmarked graves for the first time
Historians are searching for other descendants of the dozens of enslaved people believed to be buried near Meadowcreek Golf Course.
Charlottesville may soon get the green light to levy a local sales tax for a new middle school. Lawmakers suspect bill will pass House
Virginia’s Senate passed bills this week that would allow local governments to use revenue from sales tax increases to fund school construction projects. Lawmakers suspect legislation could pass the House too.
Local school districts brace for possible legal battles as they refuse to enforce Youngkin’s ban on mask mandates
Gov. Glenn Youngkin wants to end masking requirements in schools. Local school districts are pushing back.
Bus drivers were already in short supply in Albemarle when Omicron hit. Now, the school division is struggling to pick up children
“You can’t strand my kid and not tell me,” said Albemarle County Public Schools parent Amanda Urban.