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Near-term pay, staffing among future county expenses

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the county School Board on Wednesday recommended that County Executive Tom Foley and schools Superintendent Pam Moran plan their respective budgets with raises for county employees. County officials have said that hiking pay for county employees could be one of the factors that could create an $8.1 million […]

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Albemarle departments facing capacity limitations

Many departments within Albemarle County have become understaffed and underfunded, county officials said during a work session Wednesday. The conversation was the third the Board of Supervisors has held on the five-year financial plan, which is scheduled to be adopted next week. “What you’re hearing is that the county is urbanizing, it’s changing and it’s […]

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Supervisors, School Board hear financial concerns

Public schools in Albemarle County could face a funding gap as high as $4.4 million next year officials said Wednesday during a joint meeting of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors and School Board. “The significance of the financial situation is that both local government and the school division will have a difficult time maintaining current […]

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Albemarle School Board backs fitness center design

Students at Henley Middle School will soon be exercising in a new type of learning space. On Thursday, the Albemarle School Board approved the schematic design for a $2.2 million, approximately 7,400-square-foot physical education addition that would accommodate the school’s growing enrollment and transform physical education instruction. “[The design] recognizes that kids need something different […]

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Albemarle plans major school upgrades in capital budget

The Albemarle County School Board has endorsed a facilities budget that, if fully funded, would see about $104 million disbursed over the next five years. The spending plan—which represents the school division’s projected infrastructure needs—will now be considered against local government needs to form the Capital Improvement Plan for the next budget cycle. Revised each […]

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Albemarle schools: learning spaces matter

The Albemarle School Board Thursday received more information on a proposed $67.8 million classroom upgrade scheme. The work, which is being presented as the School Board considers its recommendations for next year’s Capital Improvement Plan, is being called a “learning spaces modernization” project. The CIP is shared jointly between the school division and County government, […]

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Albemarle schools facing facility, space constraints

A group charged with identifying Albemarle County Public Schools’ facility needs says the division’s buildings will require about $212 million in work over the next 10 years. The update from the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee came as the schools revisit projects slated for construction, renovation or design in the capital improvement program that is […]