There was concern expressed by various members of both boards about various projects. As we dive into the financial information of the budget itself it starts with information about the revenue side of the ledger. Both boards are also concerned about school safety and desire assurances that everything that can be done is being done to ensure Stafford County Public Schools are safe. We can be certain there will be bills introduced in the next session to call for the repeal again. While members of the Board of Supervisors have indicated their support for the proposed 2. There are many jurisdictions that have been given waivers and start prior to Labor Day.
Each and every month found in 2018 like a seperate page. With the absence of all of these points the School Board, in our opinion, should not adopt a 2019-2020 School Year Calendar that starts before Labor Day. Potential candidates should be asked about school year calendars during the interview process and be able to articulate their position on a pre or post Labor Day start or their views on how to best optimize the school year calendar. Stafford County schools Name Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School Margaret Brent Elementary School Brooke Point High School Anthony Burns Elementary School Colonial Forge High School Conway Elementary School Edward E. If there is a desire the School Board should phase it in over a period of two or three years. North Stafford High School Auditorium 839 Garrisonville Road Stafford, Virginia 22554 Public Hearing March 14, 2019 6:30 p.
A pre-Labor Day start would also give flexibility to the division to ensure students and teachers have a full two weeks off for winter break. Visit the links above to view the full, original school calendar. The school division would have to live with whatever the county adopted as the final plan. The county seat is Stafford. Unfortunately the Supervisors scheduled the public hearing during Stafford County Public Schools Spring Break. As we reported the most recent pulse taken, in late 2017, the school division administration surveyed parents and staff and both resulted in a near 50-50 split on preference to start before or after Labor Day. However, the wrong answer is to make a change to the School Year Calendar just because everyone else is doing it.
With the post-Labor Day start the division has struggled to schedule two weeks for winter break. Stafford County also has very few buses only 4% of the fleet that currently have air conditioning. Members of the Board of Supervisors have stated their commitment and priority to education and ensuring teachers get 2. This follows a work session the board held yesterday at 3 P. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view the results for a specific reading test.
The school quality indicator for graduation and completion awards full credit for students who earn state Board of Education-approved diplomas and partial credit for students who earn high school equivalency certificates. Many families take advantage of the week off of school to get away and vacation with their family. There are items the department is chalking up as accomplishments, but there should be scrutiny on the claims. Benson provided Bohmke the answer on school funding and why school expenditures differ from school to school. To see a larger image click. However, the Board ultimately has flexibility on when they can hold meetings, hearings and adopt the tax rate.
Costs of air conditioning all buildings with a pre-Labor Day start could cause a spike in energy costs. . The County Administrator included these plans in the budget, presumably to provide some sort of measure of success of the budget meeting the goals of the documents. In the Economic Development Department section there is a call out box with department accomplishments. Professional Development Center Room 14 31 Stafford Avenue Stafford, Virginia 22554 Public Hearing March 13, 2019 6:30 p. Rebuild Hartwood Elementary School 5. We have previously that includes an option to begin school in the second week of August and end the last week of May.
Virginia students are assessed annually in reading in grades 3-8 and once in high school with an end-of-course reading test. Where is the money going? Heim Middle School Anne E. The staff committee recommendations were then sent to a joint committee of equal number of Supervisors and School Board Members to review the recommendations. This option requires a formal approval process and Board of Education action via application below. Many families have taken vacations in mid to late August taking advantage of greater vacation location availability.