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Beach students set to lose two teachers

9 teacher assistants to be cut, athletic stipends halved

Colonial Beach students may face the loss of two teachers and nine teacher assistants according to Superintendent Donna Power.  During a meeting last week with Town Manager Val Foulds, Power learned that Town Council is looking to cut requested local funding to beach schools by $227,210. Added to that cut in local funding, the school system is also faced with an additional loss of $140,926 from federal ARRA funds.  The total shortfall to

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CB committee tackles tough budget issues

The Budget and Administration Committee chaired by Sparky Ridgely tackled several issues important to the town and town schools at its May meeting.

Town Council has not yet passed a 2011/2012 budget as of the May meeting.  The deadline is June 30 for passage of a new budget.  The school system is unable to pass a budget or have yearly employee contracts signed until council agrees on funding for the school system and decides whether or not to provide additional money to fund requested staff raises.

Donna Power, School Superintendent and Tim Trivett, School Board Chairman, have appeared before council for the last two months requesting

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No consolidation for CB schools, says chair

During report time from school board members, School Board Chairman Tim Trivett took advantage of the opportunity and spoke out on recent published reports from Westmoreland County supervisors on the feasibility of school consolidation.

“I’ll do my best to see that consolidation never happens,” Trivett said at the Wednesday, April 13 meeting.

Read more: No consolidation for CB schools, says chair

Power presents budget to committee

Asks members to provide level funding for schools and remit insurance proceeds

School Superintendent Donna Power appeared before the Town Council Budget and Administration Committee on Monday, March 28, and presented the 2011-2012 budget for Colonial Beach schools.

Power’s budget centered on level funding from council in the amount of $1,757,850 and council tendering to the

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Power runner-up for Superintendent of the Year

School Board member Mike Looney opened the March meeting by announcing that School Superintendent Donna Power was the runner-up for Superintendent of the Year in Region III in Virginia for 2010.  After a hearty round of applause, School Board Chairman Tim Trivett expressed the board's confidence in Power by saying, “We are extremely fortunate to have her.” 

Power then recognized Caroline Dillard and Marie Zillar as Team Players for the month of February.  Also recognized for their support in the school's fund raising efforts to build a new library were beach residents June Miller, Melinda Pierce, John Page for Papa John's Pizza, and Jay Jarvis.  Currently, the school has raised over $24,000.

Tracey Tunstall, Director of Federal Programs, reported that the school's Title I program had passed a Department of Education audit

Read more: Power runner-up for Superintendent of the Year

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