School Board Updates: March 2016

Summary of Recent School Board Business

Staff and Board at a recent meeting; courtesy Aaron Richardson/Charlottesville Tomorrow
Staff and Board at a recent meeting; courtesy Charlottesville Tomorrow

At their March 3 meeting,  the School Board affirmed that students would not make up any additional snow days beyond those described on the academic calendar. (April 1 is now a snow make-up day.) They heard information about the proposed health curriculum (available for public review).  CHS senior Talia Wiener presented a plan for adding student representation to the School Board in 2015-16.  In addition, they received reports on staff recruitment and compensation as well as student discipline/suspension rates (which have declined).

At their March 7 meeting with the Charlottesville City Council, the School Board presented its 2016-17 budget request. The Council will vote on a budget on April 12.

Read Board Chair Amy Laufer’s recent contribution to Charlottesville Tomorrow, answering the question, “Why does public education cost so much to localities?”

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