News

Panel Urges Albemarle School Board To Modernize Many Schools

Panel Urges Albemarle School Board To Modernize Many Schools

Photo: WINA

A panel that’s explored the long-range needs for the Albemarle schools is warning the county needs to modernize many buildings. The group says the long term price-tag could exceed $212 million, and it wants to spend slightly more than half of that figure over the next five years. Rosalyn Schmitt of the Building Services office says many classrooms have a 20th century look. The county’s long range committee is also warning that several urban-ring elementary schools are strained by population growth. Chairman Dean Riddick (pictured left) wants the board to consider redistricting for some schools. Riddick, Tiffany Barber (pictured right) and other committee members will revisit these issues in August.

Latest Stories

6 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

GOP Will Use Convention To Pick Nominee

Updated
Garrett Tom 101313 CC

5th District Republican leaders have agreed to hold a May 14th convention where they will pick a nominee for Congress.

6 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Local Sports, Sports, Surrounding Counties, UVA, UVA Sports

UVA Captures Road Win At Pitt

Updated
basketball on a cement floor

UVA racked up its sixth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon trouncing Pitt 64-50.

9 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

You can stream the Super Bowl

superbowl50helmets

This year, CBS will broadcast the game on TV and stream it live on cbssports.com. The network will play the same commercials on TV and on the live stream.

13 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Boards Take Heat For Recent Decision

Updated
GrantGary6605

Earlysville resident Gary Grant has scolded the Albemarle Supervisors for deciding their committee assignments in a January 6th closed session.

14 hours ago in Election, Local, Surrounding Counties

New GOP Hopeful Enters Race

U.S. Capitol (Clip Art)

Andrew Griffin, who's from the Lynchburg area, has become the fifth Republican to voice interest in the House seat that Robert Hurt will vacate later this year.