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City School Board reconsiders principal qualifications & more school news

Last week, the Charlottesville School Board discussed relaxing their requirements for principals in order to allow candidates without teaching experience to fill the top administrative position at city schools. In a heated discussion at their regular meeting on June 13, three of the five board members present supported the change to the division’s policy manual, […]

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Residents turn out for Bike Walk Play JPA event

Just over the new Jefferson Park Avenue Extended Bridge, past Wayside Takeout & Catering, the Fry’s Spring Neighborhood turned out Saturday for a street festival to celebrate their community and the near completion of the bridge construction project. The event, Bike Walk Play JPA, closed the Fry’s Spring Neighborhood stretch of Jefferson Park Avenue to […]

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Panorama Farms wants answers on dredging

The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is in negotiations with a Houston-based company to partially dredge the South Fork Rivanna River, but one of the owners of the property identified as the dewatering site has not yet given permission.  “We’re talking about changing the geography of up to 100 acres of Panorama Farms and that’s […]

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City Planners seek more involvement in budget proposals for Capital Improvement Program

The Charlottesville Planning Commission took their first look at the proposed budget for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2010-2014 during a work session on November 25, 2008. Leslie Beauregard, Director of Budget and Performance Management, presented the draft proposal to the Planning Commission. ”The word of the day is bare-bones,” said Beauregard. […]