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Committee eyes county Internet expansion

Members of a new King George technology advisory committee will have their first meeting at 6 p.m. O...

Fall Festival ‘keep’n it country’

Fall Festival ‘keep’n it country’

The King George Fall Festival will celebrate its 56th year with the theme “Keep’n It Country.” The e...

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Robert Crouch, the former operator of Meadow Brooke Memorial Gardens Cemetery in King George, who wa...

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School Board votes to ask for $40,000 dishwasher

The King George School Board this week unanimously approved a motion as recommended by Superintendent Rob Benson to direct him to request the Board of Supervisors that if they have any funds remaining in their 2012-13 fund balance to fund the purchase of a dishwasher at Potomac Elementary School.

Read more: School Board votes to ask for $40,000 dishwasher

School Board approves more technology buys

RECENT PURCHASES ADD UP TO $407,164

The King George School Board approved the purchase of 55 additional laptop computers and software licenses this week at a cost of $58,080, saying the additional computers were needed to complete the replacement of seven-year old laptops at the high school.

Read more: School Board approves more technology buys

Benson gets A+ from School Board

Benson gets A+ from School Board

“Mr. Benson has exceeded expectations in his first year as Superintendent of King George County Schools. He has been proactive in many situations by implementing changes that should improve our school division. Mr. Benson demonstrates a great passion for King George County, its schools, students and staff.”

Read more: Benson gets A+ from School Board

School Board looking at options to ‘fix’ salary scales

The King George School Board is hoping to ‘fix’ its salary scales.

By ‘fixing,’ members appear to mean getting two percent increments between each of the steps on each of the scales.

Read more: School Board looking at options to ‘fix’ salary scales

School Board approves salary scales to achieve two-percent raises

The King George School Board approved salary scales earlier this month that are designed to achieve two percent increases for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

Salary scales were approved for the upcoming year for all employees, including those for teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, school and guidance secretaries, central office and

Read more: School Board approves salary scales to achieve two-percent raises

School Board mulling use of former KGMS building

The School Board is once again considering future uses for the former middle school building. 

That topic came up at last week’s meeting on Feb. 25, while the School Board was discussing a proposed Capital Improvements Program (CIP) request to the county totaling $8.1 million that is expected to be finalized at next week’s meeting on March 11. The proposal contains 15 projects.
The former middle school building was ceremoniously closed for student use in June 2009. That took place after the completion and opening of a new 1,700-pupil high school earlier that year, built at a cost of over $42 million.

Read more: School Board mulling use of former KGMS building

School budget hearing draws 10 comments

Ten people showed up to speak at this week’s public hearing by the King George School Board on its proposed budget request. The hearing was held on Feb. 18 with about 25 people attending.

Half of those speaking were in favor of more money for teachers and other instructional personnel, along with some questions on other budget matters. The other half were pushing for more money for needs at Potomac Elementary, one of the three county elementary schools.

Read more: School budget hearing draws 10 comments

School Board asked for two new central office positions

The King George School Board received a request last week for two new central office positions proposed to be added to the 2013-14 budget request by Superintendent Rob Benson.

The request was made at the School Board budget meeting on Jan. 30 when Benson also provided clarifications and corrections to his original budget request for next fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

The positions would add a Community Relations Specialist and a Grants Technician, with both positions reporting directly to Benson.

Benson distributed proposed position descriptions that indicated a salary range for each of $36,000 - $50,000. Additional costs for the positions would include the usual benefits for full-time positions, including those for health insurance, retirement and payroll taxes.

The positions are expected to be noted in a budget request presentation to the Board of Supervisors this week on Wednesday, Feb. 6, during a joint meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

At that time, division officials will preview its preliminary operating budget request of $36,963,780 for 2013-14. 

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