Albemarle School Board Votes 5-2 For New Budget

Albemarle School Board Votes 5-2 For New Budget

Photo: WINA

Our region’s largest school division has an operating budget for the next academic year. The Albemarle School Board completed a sometimes bruising process Thursday night by approving a more than $160 million spending plan. The budget is several million dollars smaller than the proposal Superintendent Pam Moran unveiled in mid-January. The pay increases for teachers and classified staff will be 1%. Moran wanted a 2% pay raise effective this summer. Eric Strucko and Jason Buyaki were the dissenters in the board’s 5-2 vote. Strucko is unhappy about having to increase class sizes starting next fall. At least eight teaching positions are going to be eliminated because of higher class sizes. Chairman Ned Gallaway (pictured left) and Vice-Chairwoman Barbara Massie Mouly (pictured right) were on the prevailing side for this vote. Regardless of how they voted, the board members say they will strive to find new funding streams during future budget cycles.


Latest News

in Entertainment

‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure


In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, video games and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.

in Lifestyle

‘Like’ it or not, changes are coming to Facebook


The social network is launching a pilot test of "Reactions," which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger, and sadness.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, UVA

Man Charged With Assaulting Officer

Simpson Tsaye Lemar 100815

Tsaye Lemar Simpson faces several charges, including assaulting a police officer.

in Entertainment

Keanu Reeves wants to have a third ‘Bill & Ted’ adventure


The "Matrix" star says a script for the third installment of the "excellent" time-traveling franchise is in the works.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

State Revises Accreditation Standards

Cannaday Billy 092812 (sent to us)

Virginia's Board of Education has revised its standards for school accreditation.