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March 16, 2018
A local expert on youth violence believes mental health supports and relationships can do more to make schools safe than police officers or bulletproof windows. Charlottesville City Schools hosted a community forum on school safety Thursday featuring guest speaker Dewey Cornell, a professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry ...
March 03, 2018
In light of the recent school shooting in Florida, Albemarle County and Charlottesville school divisions are considering what additional security measures can be completed to protect students. Since 17 people were killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, local divisions have been answering questions from ...
February 03, 2018
Post-rally downturn was followed by stronger year-over-year sales in October, December Charlottesville restaurant owners are hoping a recent decline in business activity will move the City Council to reevaluate the city’s tax on prepared meals. In addition to the 5.3-percent general sales tax, the city levies a 5 ...
February 01, 2018
Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Rosa Atkins on Thursday presented an $83.7 million funding request for the 2018-2019 school year to the School Board. However, the public hearing on the request drew no comments. Atkins’ funding request would require a $54 million appropriation from the City Council — a $2.67 ...
January 23, 2018
A new report by a consultant warns that Charlottesville City Schools could have more difficulty recruiting and retaining teachers in a strong economy. “We are not just competing with other school divisions; we are now competing with other industries,” said Superintendent Rosa Atkins. Charlottesville schools recently contracted with Gallagher Titan ...
December 10, 2017
As Charlottesville considers building new school facilities to accommodate future population growth, the school division’s policy of accepting students from outside the city has come under more scrutiny. This year, 294 non-resident students attend Charlottesville public schools, including 88 tuition-exempt students whose parents work for the school division or ...
November 13, 2017
Charlottesville City Schools hosted a community meeting Monday at Venable Elementary to get public input on two options to accommodate the division’s growing enrollment over the next decade. “The more voices we hear, the better we are going to feel at the end [of the process], regardless of what ...
September 10, 2017
CFA Institute has awarded a grant of nearly $50,000 to modernize several classrooms at Charlottesville High School. Kelli Palmer, CFA Institute’s director of corporate citizenship, said the grant marks the start of a strategic community partnership with CHS that has been planned for almost a year. “This is ...
January 26, 2017
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 ...
January 14, 2017
Charlottesville City Schools officials expect to present a balanced funding request for the next fiscal year thanks to a projected $2 million funding increase from the city. Schools Budget Director Kim Powell told the Charlottesville School Board at a Saturday budget work session at Walker Upper Elementary that she learned ...
December 01, 2016
Charlottesville High School students next year will have the option to get their hands dirty in an entrepreneurship-focused urban farming elective. That elective will serve as a prerequisite course for entrepreneurship and innovation, another enterprise-oriented elective joining the school catalog next year. The two electives, presented to the Charlottesville School ...
July 26, 2016
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 ...
March 08, 2016
The Charlottesville School Board presented the division’s $78.4 million funding request to the City Council on Monday. Councilors asked questions about, but did not discuss, the spending plan. “This is a report where we do not have a decision ahead of us now,” Mayor Mike Signer said. “We ...
City schools look to healthcare to reduce $215k spending gap, expect $1.9M in additional city revenue
February 17, 2016
The Charlottesville City School Board on Monday got word that city coffers will kick more than $1.9 million in new funding to the division in fiscal year 2016-17. New funding from the city means the division faces a $215,000 gap between expected revenue and expenses. The division’s ...
February 05, 2016
Charlottesville City Schools expects to ask the City Council to increase its contribution to the division by more than $2.4 million for Fiscal Year 2016-17. Kim Powell, the division’s director of finance and budget, presented Superintendent Rosa Atkins’ funding request to the School Board on Thursday. The spending ...