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January 24, 2018
Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Rosa Atkins has submitted an $83.7 million funding request for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The spending plan would have the School Board request $54 million from the City Council — a $2.67 million increase. More than $1.19 million of the city schools ...
December 15, 2017
When Velvet Coleman talks to parents about things they can do to help their children succeed in school, she starts with the obvious: Don’t let them be late. “To a child, showing up late for class is like when you show up 15 minutes late for a movie — you ...
August 03, 2017
On Thursday, the Charlottesville City School Board identified strengths and room for significant improvement in the initial results of a new after-school literacy program. Charlottesville’s Extending the Bridges of Literacy program was introduced last September following a full year of planning. The program ran from September until the beginning ...
August 01, 2016
An annual event in the Charlottesville area that aims to help K-12 students and families get the necessary school supplies and backpacks they need to start the school year is returning to the Downtown Mall just before the first day of school. The 2016 Back to School Bash will be ...
July 31, 2015
The Charlottesville and Albemarle County school divisions are progressing in an ongoing effort to cut rates of out-of-school suspensions while ensuring the safety of their schools. School administrators say they are shifting toward using preventive measures for misbehavior like bullying prevention programs, mental health support and teacher training in lieu ...
June 01, 2015
Earlier this month, a Charlottesville City Schools student was hit by a car while trying to board his school bus. In Albemarle, the School Board has been trying to equip the division’s buses with external cameras to document and fine drivers who pass buses while their lights and stop ...
November 03, 2014
Today: Local school divisions are not always successful in getting children to eat better. Tuesday: Making cafeteria food more desirable faces bureaucratic obstacles. A silver cart dotted with milk cartons, apples and shiny oranges sits in the center of Buford Middle School’s cafeteria. But this table isn’t a ...
September 09, 2014
Some students in the Charlottesville City Schools are tardy for their classes due in part to a shortage of seven school bus drivers. As a result, the division issued a call for applications Monday to get more busses on the road. In addition to the driver shortage, Assistant Superintendent Jim ...
April 11, 2014
The Charlottesville School Board wasn’t sold on the latest school day scenario presented Thursday. The proposal, in which all students would have begun school after 8:00 a.m., was the fifth scenario the Board has reviewed during its month-long consideration of the start of the school day. The ...
March 25, 2014
The Charlottesville School Board wants more options. At a Monday Town Hall focused largely on adjusting school start times, the Board rejected two proposals—both of which came with $1.6 million price tags for additional buses and drivers—and asked staff to return with another set of plans that ...
March 10, 2014
The Charlottesville School Board last week decided to rethink when the school day begins. Under a proposal prepared by staff, students in grades pre-k through four would start school at 7:50 a.m., rather than the current time of 8:30 a.m., and fifth through eighth graders would ...
February 01, 2014
Charlottesville City Schools are expecting to request about $2 million more than last year’s $70,248,957 budget. The two largest drivers of the new costs are a state-mandated increase of about $908,000 in payments to the Virginia Retirement System, and a proposed 1.5 percent pay increase ...