News

Albemarle Schools Prepare For Budget Public Hearing

Albemarle Schools Prepare For Budget Public Hearing

Photo: WINA

The Albemarle School Board is getting ready for a Thursday night public hearing on a spending plan for next year. Superintendent Pam Moran (pictured) has told the board a gap that separates the schools’ funding request and the available revenues has dwindled to $6.7 million. Her staff found out the local contribution will be $200,000 larger than expected. Moran says a more than 30-year-old revenue sharing agreement with Charlottesville continues to work against the county’s interest. She also believes Virginia’s formula for funding public education is a hindrance for Albemarle and other counties where landowners qualify for conservation easements. The public hearing on the schools’ budget will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lane Auditorium. It’s on the second floor of the main County Office Building on McIntire Road.

 

Latest Stories

in National

Officials say 9.5 million enroll for Obamacare

Fresh
obamacare

The enrollment period for 2015 coverage opened on Nov. 15 and ends on Feb. 15.

in Sports

PHOTOS: New England Patriots fans have spirit

Fresh
AP329450521938_2

New England fans know how to cheer on their team in red, white, and blue style!

in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Marshawn Lynch’s Media Day press conference

Fresh
23-overlay5

The Seattle Seahawks running back has a goal for Media Day ... and he makes sure everyone knows it.