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April 11, 2018
The Charlottesville School Board on Wednesday appointed James Bryant, a retired teacher and school counselor, as an interim member to fill a vacancy until the general election Nov. 6. Former School Board member Adam Hastings moved to Albemarle County with his family in March, immediately ending his eligibility to serve ...
March 14, 2018
Thousands of students walked out of class at local schools Wednesday morning to join a nationwide protest against gun violence. “This movement is based on emotion. It is based on passion. And it is based on pain,” said Zyahna Bryant, a junior at Charlottesville High School. At 10:00 a ...
March 12, 2018
Charlottesville is seeking to hold a special School Board election in November. The School Board met Monday to finalize its procedure for filling a vacancy left by Adam Hastings. Hastings moved to Albemarle County with his family on March 3, leaving nearly two years remaining in his term. Charlottesville City ...
March 01, 2018
Hastings vacates School Board seat The Charlottesville School Board on Thursday discussed ways to make schools safer and the division’s preparations for student walkouts planned for March 14 at Charlottesville High and Buford Middle schools. The School Board also unanimously approved a resolution calling on Congress and the General ...
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 08, 2017
The Charlottesville School Board passed a resolution honoring outgoing member Ned Michie at his last regular meeting Thursday. “My favorite people are people [like Ned] who go out and do what needs to be done,” said School Board member Sherry Kraft. “He doesn’t toot his own horn.” Michie, an ...
March 30, 2017
Members vote to allow more lower-income families to pay lowest CLASS fee The Charlottesville School Board on Thursday received its annual briefing on its project-based learning and online portfolios. This year’s presentation focused on science, technology, engineering and math education. Charlottesville City Schools’ most recent strategic plan, adopted in ...
July 11, 2016
Charlottesville City Schools staff will spend part of next school year gathering data on how teachers are evaluated, how student performance in math and reading is tracked and the best time of year to conduct a school climate study. At a meeting Monday to set priorities for next school year ...
March 27, 2016
Renovation of the track at Charlottesville High School hit a stumbling block this month, when the city removed $650,000 that would have kick-started design work on the project from the proposed five-year capital improvement program. City School Board members said they did not find out the money was gone ...
November 04, 2015
Two incumbents and two newcomers were elected Tuesday to four-year terms on the Charlottesville School Board. Four of the board’s seven seats were on the ballot, and for the second election in a row the races were uncontested. Incumbents Amy Laufer and Jennifer McKeever were re-elected to their second ...
October 28, 2015
In advance of Election Day on Nov. 3, Charlottesville Tomorrow will once again mail out in-depth nonpartisan voter guides, featuring exclusive one-on-one interviews with all 25 candidates for Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Charlottesville City Council and both local school boards. In the days before the election, we will also ...
October 18, 2015
The Charlottesville School Board will welcome two new members after the Nov. 3 election. Four of the board’s seven seats are up this year, and there are four candidates — two incumbents and two newcomers. Willa Neale and Colette Blount are not seeking re-election, while Amy Laufer and Jennifer McKeever ...
October 13, 2015
Sherry Kraft is a candidate for the Charlottesville School Board. Four of the seven at-large seats on board will be determined in the Nov. 3 election. There are no contested races. Other candidates include: Adam Hastings, Amy Laufer and Jennifer McKeever. Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked ...
June 17, 2015
In November, the ballot for Charlottesville School Board will have one fewer candidate than anticipated. Due to a paperwork error, Edgar “Hal” Turner, assistant dean of students and director of fraternity and sorority life at the University of Virginia, has been disqualified. “This is the first time I have participated ...
June 05, 2015
Two new candidates have entered local school board races. In Albemarle, Jonathan “Jonno” Alcaro, 62, is running to represent the White Hall District, while Sherry Kraft, 67, is running for one of four open seats on the Charlottesville School Board. All of Charlottesville’s seven board members serve in at-large ...
March 01, 2015
Belmont resident Lena Seville has officially launched her campaign for the Democratic nomination for Charlottesville City Council. Seville, 46, said many people care about the Charlottesville community and want to make sure it lives up to its potential — and that she is one of those people. “I’ve done my ...
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