A few things to know for Monday - from Charlottesville and Albemarle seeking tax increases, a grocery store is moving, and Albemarle County's lost week of school. Read More
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 Read More
Albemarle County is in discussions about whether to stop ranking students.
In response to calls from parents to stop reporting class rankings to college admissions offices, Albemarle County Public Schools is in the process of reviewing its policy. Currently, Albemarle reports class ranks to colleges and universities in deciles, but many parents feel that doing so paints students below the top 10 percent negatively in the eyes Read More
There's nothing worse than buying a home, a large part of that buying decision being the school district, to then find that you're not in the school district you thought. (hopefully before you close) It happens. "School District" is one of the most important criteria identified by my buyer clients searching for homes - school districts matter. Better schools = higher home prices. Bad data entry happens. To all of us. Read More
Redistricting, by its very nature tears families and communities apart. And that sucks. But it is what it is. There's quite a conversation happening in Albemarle County right now as many school districts are undergoing redistricting discussions - evaluating current, past and projected enrollment numbers. I've been writing about the proposed redistricting a lot in part because schools matter. Better schools = better housing Read More