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School budget rises over last year

No tax increase needed in 2017
Although the Colonial Beach School budget for the upcoming school year...

Riverside residents want paving

Riverside residents want paving

Dust from roads causes health, sanitation problems, local couple says
The Colonial Beach town council...

Planning panel selects Nelson as new member

Planning panel selects Nelson as new member

After interviewing Eric G. Nelson, the Colonial Beach Planning Commission has sent a favorable recom...

Resident interest high at historical designation kickoff meeting

Resident interest high at historical designation kickoff meeting

Representatives Blake McDonald and Carey Jones from the Virginia Department of Historical Resources ...

Pier lease review yields buy option

Town Attorney Andrea Erard approached the Colonial Beach Town Council at its February work session f...

Adult literacy training available

Adult literacy training available

Raechon Coefield, GoodSkills Literacy Corps Tutor for Goodwill/AmeriCorps spoke at the Feb 11 Coloni...

 

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School Officials one step closer to resuming school

The Colonial Beach School Board voted unanimously at their work session Jan. 8 to begin preparations to resume classes for Pre-K through grade 5 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

School officials received offers from several non-profits, neighboring school systems, and Riverboat on the Potomac as well to house the students temporarily. The best option presented to the school board was the Oak Grove Baptist Church which already has exactly the number of needed classrooms available.

Read more: School Officials one step closer to resuming school

2013-14 School Board Budget approved in full

CB Schools Superintendent Kathleen Beane was very emotional when she heard the news that CB Town Council had approved the 2013-2014 school year budget, in full.

The budget amount approved was almost $400,000 more than last year’s budget, due to reduced federal funding and the need to replace three aging trailers used for classes on the elementary campus.

Read more: 2013-14 School Board Budget approved in full

Beane asks council to approve school budget

Colonial Beach School Superintendent Kathleen Beane, admits she is new to the process of budget approval and some aspects of budget execution, but maintains that the town council is obligated to approve the schools’ budget by May 1.

Read more: Beane asks council to approve school budget

CB Schools struggle to balance budget

The Colonial Beach School Board had previously asked the Town of Colonial Beach for an additional almost $400,000 over last year’s budget. Now the CB School System has started the 2013-2014 Budget process with an $854,348 shortfall, and the need for trailer replacement at the elementary school. This could bring the request for more funding to close to half a million dollars.

Read more: CB Schools struggle to balance budget

CB School Board censures Kennedy

Colonial Beach School Board members set a good example last week for students on how to resolve differences.

For several years now the Colonial Beach School Board meetings have remained nothing less than civil. So it was a big surprise when the board passed a resolution to censure school board member Wayne Kennedy.
School Board Chairman Tim Trivett began the process by saying, “Unfortunately this is something that cannot take place in closed session.”

Read more: CB School Board censures Kennedy

Schools criticize school grading plan

Richmond – Gov. Bob McDonnell is delighted but school superintendents are miffed that the House passed legislation Monday to give each public school a letter grade – A through F – based on its performance.
McDonnell issued a statement after delegates voted 54-40 to approve House Bill 1999, which would require the Virginia Board of Education to implement such a system.

Read more: Schools criticize school grading plan

CB superintendent leaving Nov. 30

With elections just four weeks away and three vacant seats on the Colonial Beach School Board and only two write-in candidates to fill those seats, Colonial Beach schools are facing another hard break with the exit of Superintendent DonnaPower.

Colonial Beach Superintendent Donna Power announced Thursday morning Oct. 11 that she has accepted another superintendent position in Page County Public Schools. 

She will remain in Colonial Beach until Nov. 30.

Read more: CB superintendent leaving Nov. 30

Collapse threat hinders progress

At the September Colonial Beach school board meeting members were stumped by the need for structural engineering services required by Colonial Beach Building Inspector Dextor Monroe. New details from Monroe shed light on his requirements. 

Monroe said in a phone interview Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, that the original engineer’s report from September 2011 stated that the building’s roof was in danger of collapse in the original two-story section.

Read more: Collapse threat hinders progress

 

 

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