– City of Charlottesville School consolidation plan could mean tax hike – Daily Progress The city School Board voted Thursday night to consolidate Walker and Buford, the first large-scale change approved for the cityâ€™s public school system since the current configuration went into effect in 1988.
… What role, if any, should government have with respect to ensuring that our schools are high quality and are boons for economic development? – I’m kind of shocked that there are no comments on this piece in the Daily Progress, Will city-county tensions hurt residents of both? … Property taxes provide the bulk of the budget for the respective school systems, and school systems’ quality directly impacts property values . ( as discussed on RealCentralVA a few months ago ) The process of reassessing Nelson County property values for real estate tax purposes has begun again. … The relationship between the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle is akin to that of divorced parents who really kind of hate each other but are able to keep it together justenough to keep the kids fed.