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February 23, 2017
Albemarle County Public Schools will pay nearly $20,000 to reimburse 23 Monticello High School students, three coaches and a bus driver for personal items lost in a Jan. 13 school bus fire on Interstate 64. The county School Board approved the action on a 7-0 vote Thursday night as ...
February 16, 2017
February 10, 2017
If not for the generosity of his mother-in-law, Sal Giordano and his family would not be able to go on their annual beach vacation. Without the familial support, a vacation rental and travel for Giordano and his wife and two children is financially out of reach. Personal savings and savings ...
January 26, 2017
Charlottesville schools are facing enrollment numbers that are growing faster than the division’s budget, increasing student poverty rates and the possibility of crowded classrooms, schools staff told the City Council on Thursday. A presentation by the city school division’s budget director, Kim Powell, showed that the division’s ...
January 14, 2017
Charlottesville City Schools officials expect to present a balanced funding request for the next fiscal year thanks to a projected $2 million funding increase from the city. Schools Budget Director Kim Powell told the Charlottesville School Board at a Saturday budget work session at Walker Upper Elementary that she learned ...
December 15, 2016
School Board Budget Work Session DATE: 12/15/2016 TIME: 4:00 PM LOCATION: CATEC Auditorium AGENDA: 1.0 Call to Order 1.1 Call to Order Info 2.0 Roll Call 2.1 Roll Call of Board Members Info 3.0 Approval of Proposed Agenda 3.1 Approval of ...
November 09, 2016
TYPE: Special Board Meeting DATE: 11/9/2016 TIME: 3:00 PM CODE: LOCATION: COB - 241 Joint Meeting w/ School Board and Regular Night Meeting 3:00 p.m. 1. Call to Order. Presentations: 2. 16-669 Two Year Balanced Fiscal Plan in Context of Five Year Financial Plan. (Tom Foley ...
November 03, 2016
The Charlottesville City Schools’ proposed Capital Improvement Program submission for fiscal year 2017-18 includes more than $2.4 million for a new track and a new field house at Charlottesville High School. In a presentation to the city School Board on Thursday evening, Assistant Superintendent Ed Gillaspie presented a CIP ...
July 23, 2016
This story is part of our #CvilleCurious project. You ask the questions, you vote on the questions you're most curious about, and we answer. To ask your question, visit the CvilleCurious page. This question came from Derek Young. Unification of the Charlottesville and Albemarle County school divisions would create ...
July 11, 2016
Charlottesville City Schools staff will spend part of next school year gathering data on how teachers are evaluated, how student performance in math and reading is tracked and the best time of year to conduct a school climate study. At a meeting Monday to set priorities for next school year ...
June 15, 2016
Albemarle County teachers, school division staff and administrators are making plans this week to shift more instruction from traditional lectures to a project or problem-based model. At the end of every school year, the division conducts the Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Institute, a three-day professional development conference for 250 teachers ...
June 01, 2016
A potential November bond referendum to fund Albemarle County school projects shrank by $500,000 Wednesday after the Board of Supervisors voted instead to pay for high school capacity planning with cash. The board voted, 5-0, to dedicate $100,000 in its Capital Improvement Program to high school planning in ...
May 24, 2016
A county schools' plan to ask for $500,000 for capacity planning at Albemarle High School as part of a proposed $35.5 million November bond referendum met resistance Tuesday night. After a brief public hearing, the Albemarle County Planning Commission reached consensus in favor of the brick-and-mortar items on ...
May 11, 2016
A Wednesday meeting of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors revealed a sharp rift between two of the six supervisors and their colleagues over a proposed addition to Woodbrook Elementary School. During discussion of specific projects on a $35.5 million list for a potential November bond referendum, supervisors Brad ...
May 02, 2016
When our government class began our Citizen Action Project, our entire group was unaware of the issue of overcrowding in Albemarle County Public Schools. On Feb. 29, we sat in on an Albemarle County School Board meeting in hopes of finding a relevant issue to focus on for our public ...
April 28, 2016
TYPE: Regular Work Session DATE: 4/28/2016 TIME: 6:30 PM LOCATION: COB - 241 AGENDA: TBA
April 28, 2016
The Albemarle School Board on Thursday voted 6-0 to approve a letter to the county Board of Supervisors outlining $35.5 million in projects slated for a potential November bond referendum. Board member Jason Buyaki did not attend the meeting. The list of projects includes a $15 million addition to ...
April 11, 2016
Local school divisions next year are being given more freedom in how they spend revenue gained from the Virginia lottery. For the state’s fiscal years 2017-18 biennial budget, the General Assembly allocated a total of $193.7 million of state lottery profits to a per-pupil supplement for school divisions ...
April 08, 2016
Thanks largely to an overestimated health care cost increase for county employees this year, the Albemarle County Public Schools expect their budget gap to be closed by the time their final spending plan is approved. Health care costs originally were expected to increase by 14 percent for county employees, but ...
March 24, 2016
The Albemarle County school division hopes to fund $35.5 million worth of capital projects in 2017-18 and 2018-19 through a proposed bond referendum this fall. The Albemarle School Board on Thursday voted, 6-0, to approve a preliminary list of projects to inform the Board of Supervisors’ April 13 decision ...
March 11, 2016
Albemarle County pre-K programs are enjoying robust student success rates, but might soon have an issue finding enough space for their students, county schools staff reported Thursday. A presentation to the School Board by county schools, Bright Stars, Title I and Head Start staff showed the programs serve more than ...
March 08, 2016
The Charlottesville School Board presented the division’s $78.4 million funding request to the City Council on Monday. Councilors asked questions about, but did not discuss, the spending plan. “This is a report where we do not have a decision ahead of us now,” Mayor Mike Signer said. “We ...
March 03, 2016
School Board Meeting DATE: 3/3/2016 TIME: 5:00 PM LOCATION: Booker T. Reaves Media Center Charlottesville High School 1400 Melbourne Road AGENDA: Call to Order Call to Order Info Pledge of Allegiance Pledge of Allegiance Info Roll Call of Board Member Roll Call of Board Members Info Approval ...
February 19, 2016
The Charlottesville City School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a $78.4 million funding request that aims to raise staff salaries by an average of 2 percent and add more than $600,000 for new teaching positions. The plan relies on more than $1.9 million in new funding from ...
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