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County schools to address hourly-wage salary compression, see increase in local revenue

Albemarle County schools staff Tuesday presented a plan to raise the minimum hourly rate for division classified staff from $9.75 to $10 an hour to alleviate salary compression. The move would also bring employees with at least eight years’ experience into the middle salary range of Albemarle’s competitive market – a list of similar localities […]

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CATEC board cuts administrator with funding request approval

The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center will lose one of its four administrators next year, following the center board’s approval of a $2.3 million funding request Tuesday night. It adds an instructor and an instructional assistant, raises staff salaries by an average of 2 percent and eliminates the strategic planning officer position. CATEC Strategic Planning […]

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Poverty, enrollments growing in city schools

Poverty affects minority students in Charlottesville City Schools at more than three times the rate it affects white students, and poverty has grown concurrently with diversity in the division over the last 20 years. In 2015, more than 86 percent of black students in the division and more than 74 percent of other minority students […]

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Albemarle schools budget to address poverty, achievement gaps

Albemarle County Public Schools will try to focus more resources next year on the division’s neediest students, school officials said. The division has grown overall over the last several years, but its most dramatic growth has been in immigrant and refugee students, non-English-proficient students and those who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program, […]

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CATEC board hears range of options for FY17-18 budget

Three funding request options for the Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center paint three very different pictures of fiscal year 2017-18, but each promises to increase the center’s spending over the current fiscal year. The plans differ in spending on staffing and raises. The most expensive option would increase the CATEC budget by $453,000 over the current […]