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Fate of CB School looks bleak

Conflicting resolutions, long discussions and short memories seem to be at the heart of the Town of ...

Code Compliance Officer accused of Trespassing

Colonial Beach Town Council spilled the beans about Town employee Theresa Davis’ charge of trespassi...

Two talented women destined to cross paths

Two talented women destined to cross paths

One may call it fate or destiny, but the similarity between two women, Olga Farneth and Velia Jacobo...

School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

Colonial Beach School Board Chairman Tim Trivett talked to the town council at the March work sessio...

Legg no stranger to making history

Legg no stranger to making history

Colonial Beach Town Council formally introduced Elizabeth “Libby” Legg as the town’s new permanent C...

Alta Vista poor host to CB during Regional tournament

Alta Vista poor host to CB during Regional tournament

Colonial Beach School Board member Wayne Kennedy aired his disapproval of Alta Vista’s hosting pract...

 

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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

New elementary school principal comes home

Colonial Beach School Board welcomed Mary Fisher as the new elementary school principal. A student in Colonial Beach from kindergarten to seventh grade, Fisher has returned to her childhood home after receiving an impressive education and built a long resumé. 

Fisher had returned to Colonial Beach for five years in 2001 where she gained experience in special programs, counseling and administrating. 

In 2007 she moved on to continue her education and gain more experience as an administrative intern/assistant principal. 

Read more: New elementary school principal comes home

Dual enrollment programs expand

Due to Mr. Michael Shumate’s background in business, marketing and IT, the Colonial Beach High School will be able to offer dual enrollment classes at the high school next year and seniors will also be able to attend college classes at Rappahannock Community College due to Power’s creative solution to transportation. 

Donna Alexander and Mr. Petie Norris from Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw were on hand at this month’s school board meeting to explain how the two programs would work. 

Norris, who will be the dean of the community initiative, explained that Shumate’s background is very extensive, “If we had someone like him on campus it would equal two people’s full load, so you’re going to get a tremendous return on your investment with him.”

Read more: Dual enrollment programs expand

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