The city schools have more students than expected. Ten days into the new academic year, the Charlottesville school division had 85 more kids than it had at the same point in September 2012. Paul Miller and other parents have been worried about the number of fourth-grade students at Burnley-Moran Elementary. The Charlottesville School Board has endorsed a recommendation from Human Resources Director Carole Nelson to hire another fourth-grade teacher at Burnley-Moran and additional instructional assistants at other schools. The school division’s Finance Director Ed Gillaspie says the average class-sizes are traditionally smaller at Clark, Johnson, and Jackson-Via. Those three schools have more kids receiving free and reduced-price lunches than Burnley-Moran, Greenbrier and Venable (pictured). Gillaspie notes most of the city’s enrollment growth has been at the elementary level. You can hear some of Gillaspie’s recent report to the board by clicking the button at the bottom of this article.
Charlottesville Schools Enroll More Students