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2008-09-18 03:00:20

By Cathy Benson cathy.benson@botetourtview.com "We want to be there," County Council of PTAs president Crystal Ware told the Botetourt County School Board on May 8. "We wished we could have come to the workshop on capacity and GIS/attendance lines but setting a meeting at 5 p.m. with a few days' notice does not give working folks enough time to make arrangements or plans." That was the message the council came out to let the school board know. The Botetourt County School Board had a...

2008-09-17 03:00:22

To my surprise and to its credit, the School Board of Richmond voted in May to approve an application for a charter elementary school to be located in the vacant Patrick Henry school building. I was surprised because the groups opposed to charters are powerful and waged an all-out campaign against it. Board members had to make tough decisions, knowing they would be alienating voters either way. I believe we made the right choice, because the parents of Richmond need more choices for their...

2008-09-17 03:00:22

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Floyd County schools Superintendent Terry Arbogast said Monday that an investigation into just how students at Floyd County High got a glimpse of pornography during a school meeting should be complete by the end of the week. "Nobody is close to the truth on this," he said after the school board met in regular session. Arbogast is leading the investigation and said he needs more facts, but will share what he could with "my community."...

2008-09-16 09:00:00

By MEG HECKMAN The field of candidates for Concord's school board is eight deep after a last-minute rush to file yesterday afternoon. Six candidates are running for three, three-year seats. Two more are vying for a one-year vacancy that will open when President Betty Hoadley retires at the end of the year. The candidates are a diverse bunch. Their ranks include a retired elementary school principal, a couple of young fathers new to the community, an assistant city prosecutor and one...

2008-09-15 15:00:28

By TOM KERTSCHER Germantown -- The School Board has taken the rare step of eliminating full-day kindergarten -- which is offered at all but a handful of school districts in Wisconsin -- as it prepares for the second time this year to present voters with a referendum for a new elementary school. School Board Vice President Mike Schultz said he did not propose eliminating full-day kindergarten as a way of persuading voters to vote for the new school, which could provide enough space to...

2008-09-14 21:00:16

By BONNIE TAYLOR By BONNIE TAYLOR Record Correspondent HILLSDALE DISTRICT -- The Hillsdale school board approved annual appropriations of nearly $12.7 million for the fiscal year from July 1 to June 30, 2009, up from $12.1 million a year ago. General fund appropriations were about $9.7 million compared to slightly more than $9.2 million last year. The permanent improvement fund was appropriated at $176,700 up nearly $4,000. The board also passed a resolution of acceptance into the...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Courtney Cutright courtney.cutright@roanoke.com 981-3345 School board Chairman Gary Hostutler officially announced Superintendent James Blevins' plans to retire at Thursday evening's meeting of the Bedford County School Board. He "came to us tonight and announced he is planning to retire June 30, 2009," Hostutler said. Blevins, 59, has been superintendent of the school system since 1998; before that he was superintendent in Nottaway County. His career in education spans nearly four...

2008-09-12 21:00:23

By Jack Komperda jkomperda@@dailyherald.com The West Chicago High School District 94 school board voted unanimously Tuesday to hire a Glenview-based search firm to find a replacement for its retiring superintendent. Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates will be paid between $20,000 and $30,000 to find a replacement for Superintendent Lee Rieck, who is expected to step down at the end of the 2009 school year. Rieck has worked for District 94 for the last nine years. Board President...

2008-09-12 21:00:23

By Sue Ter Maat smaat@@dailyherald.com The Prospect Heights School District 23 full-day kindergarten committee told the school board on Wednesday it's recommending two classes of full-day kindergarten for what the committee called at- risk kids. If the board approves the measure, the classes would be implemented at Ross and Eisenhower elementary schools next year, district officials said. Each school would offer one class to the district's kindergartners, numbering about 140 kids. Hours...

2008-09-12 09:00:41

By MELANIE ASMAR An architectural firm is expected to provide cost estimates early next month for renovating two of the city's elementary schools and building the two schools anew. School officials said they'll use the estimates to help them decide how to proceed with consolidating the city's eight elementary schools. A plan repeatedly endorsed by the school board calls for shrinking the number of schools from eight to five in order to mitigate several problems, including declining...


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  • A bat.
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