Since Christmas, the Blue Ridge Health District has reported more than 1,500 new cases, bringing the total for December 2021 to 3,573 — the highest of any month of the pandemic.
An advisory committee is recommending moving 219 students to Crozet Elementary as part of a redistricting plan to alleviate overcrowding in th…
“From my time being a classroom teacher and administrator, I will tell you that the longest stretch mentally is the time from the Martin Luther King holiday to spring break."
The truly courageous heroes of modern education in a pandemic environment: the students. They take my breath away.
The committee will hold its first virtual work session Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The county school division also is asking families to drive their children to school, if possible, and is planning to expand walk zones around schools, which would mean more students walking or biking to school.
More than ever, we need to support our educators.
A 10-person committee will review data and redistricting options over the course of several meetings from September to December, with a goal of making a recommendation to schools Superintendent Matt Haas by the end of the calendar year.
The new name, Journey Middle School, will take effect July 1, 2022.
Superintendent Matt Haas will consider the committee’s contributions before making his own recommendation to the School Board on Aug. 12. Board members will decide on the school’s name as early as their Aug. 26 meeting.
“Adding Critical Race Theory to our curricula has not occurred, nor are there any plans to do so. Reports to the contrary are false.”
Instead, the Albemarle County school division will spend $1 million to install an eight-classroom trailer at Mountain View following a recommendation of a school working group.
Anti-bias lessons at Henley Middle School have triggered waves of comments at recent board meetings.
“I'm really glad that the board has decided to allow me to stay longer, so that I can continue to work with my colleagues in the families and community available.”
“I just wish there was one year where our children didn't have to be so tough, where they could return to school, and they could be kids.”
Defamation is among ex-employee's claims
To offer five days of in-person instruction, additional staff most likely will be hired to support smaller class sizes with three feet of social distancing in place, among other changes.
Next school year will be “not quite back to normal, but a whole lot closer than we've been for a long time."
Coupled with the planned minimum wage increase, classified employees should see raises of greater than 4%.
However, all students will have access to five days of in-person classes next school year.
The Albemarle division is currently reviewing all schools that are named after individuals. Of the four reviews so far, the Murray committee is the first to recommend no change.
Monday marked the official beginning of Stage Four in the county school division, in which all students have the option for in-person classes.
The coronavirus pandemic hit home for Jessica Taylor when Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the state’s K-12 schools to close for two weeks.
A new draft of the calendar for the upcoming school year includes five half-days for students in order to give teachers more dedicated planning time.