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City Schools Expect More State $$$ In Next Budget Cycle

City Schools Expect More State $$$ In Next Budget Cycle

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The Finance Director for the Charlottesville schools says the city could see a 21% spike in its contributions to the Virginia Retirement System. Ed Gillaspie says that’s a feature of the budget proposal that outgoing Governor Bob McDonnell has turned over to the General Assembly. Despite the higher figure for VRS, Gillaspie expects to get more state dollars this year. The city stands to benefit this year from a complex formula called the local composite index. The number crunchers in Richmond see Charlottesville as a LESS wealthy place than it was a few years ago. The board has picked Juandiego Wade (pictured) as its chairman for another year, and Amy Laufer continues as vice-chairwoman.

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

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