It costs nearly $12,000 per year to educate a kid in Albemarle County Schools. This year, the County Schools are facing a proposed funding gap of nearly $7 million and the cry from many parents, administrators and citizens has been to â€œfully fund the schools. (including emails from the schoolsâ€™ email distribution newsgroups).â€
Rather than repeat myself, this is a story I wrote three years ago and itâ€™s still relevant. Schools matter for housing values. Period. People move to the Charlottesville area all the time for the schools. Schools. Matter. (this is as good a time as any to remind folks to check your school district before you write an offer to purchase a home )
How should the citizenry pay for the schools?
Asking for â€œmore!â€ without referencing the â€œhow?â€ in my opinion diminishes the argument.
* note: one of my kids graduated from Western Albemarle schools and one is currently enrolled.