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City, Albemarle prepare to cover raises as state revenue picture brightens

After starting 2016 with announcements that the state would restore public education funds cut during the great recession, missed state revenue projections mean Albemarle County and Charlottesville are facing dipping into their own funds to cover state contributions to teacher raises. Thanks to a $266 million state budget deficit to round out the fiscal year […]

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School staff pay raises safe despite missed state revenue projections

Missed state revenue targets could mean the Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools lose state money to support teacher and staff raises both divisions adopted for the current-year budget — but officials say raises will happen as promised anyway. Revenues fell $266 million short of forecasted growth, according to a news release from the governor’s office. […]