News

Eight Teaching Positions Could Be Cut In Albemarle Schools

Eight Teaching Positions Could Be Cut In Albemarle Schools

Photo: WINA

The pay raise could be reduced, teaching positions would be cut, and class sizes might be a little larger. Those are the latest proposals by the Albemarle school board as they try to close a nearly $4 million funding gap. That’s the difference between what the board wanted and what the supervisors came up with. School board member Ned Gallaway says class size would be increased by .2 students across the board, resulting in eight teaching positions being cut. The proposed pay raise would go from 2% down to 1%. The operations budget would be cut by 5%. The Albemarle school board will take comments April 24th before they hold another work session on the budget.

 

Latest Stories

in Music

Royalties won’t ‘Stay’ with Sam Smith

11-overlay5

Tom Petty "Won't Back Down" over the similarities between his 1989 hit and the Grammy-nominated "Stay With Me."

in Music

Bob Dylan gives away 50,000 copies of new album to his ‘oldest’ fans

bob-dylan

The veteran rocker has struck a deal with bosses of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to send out copies of his latest record.

in Entertainment

Emma Watson is Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

emmawatson

The former "Harry Potter" star will play the princess in a live-action version of the Disney film.