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Councilors mull school budget challenges as poverty, enrollment grow

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 budget has grown by 16 percent since 2008, […]

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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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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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CIP request includes $2.4M to refurbish CHS track, field house

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 request of $1,662,000 for a new, […]