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Beat heat with taste of Christmas

Beat heat with taste of Christmas

Farmers market to host event with Santa, Ms. Claus
King George Farmers Market will hold its second an...

Judges’ verdict:  New courthouse needed in KG

Judges’ verdict: New courthouse needed in KG

Two judges came to a verdict last week in King George and pronounced the need for a new courthouse i...

Regional officials gather to discuss health care facility options

The need for a freestanding emergency room in King George was outlined and stressed at a regional me...

CORRECTION

In the June 29 edition, the name of the person accused of embezzling money from Project Faith was in...

STEM camp winds kids up

STEM camp winds kids up

King George Elementary School hosted the nationally recognized Camp Invention again this year, focus...

Pending fracking rules to tighten for N. Neck

King George County attorney Eric Gregory provided a brief update to the county Board of Supervisors ...

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School Board rates superintendent’s performance

The King George School Board gave high marks to Superintendent Rob Benson this week for his performance since he took over the division’s top position fewer than six months ago, on July 1.

The School Board itself deserves high marks for a full transparency in this process.  

Read more: School Board rates superintendent’s performance

County schools have new process on late arrivals, closings, etc.

SchoolMessenger sign-up required for alerts

For parents and staff to receive email and/or text alerts about King George school closures, late arrivals and early closings, they must create an account on a third party website called SchoolMessenger.

Read more: County schools have new process on late arrivals, closings, etc.

School Board approves additional school assignments

The King George School Board last week approved and released the names of the instructional leaders, department chairmen, class sponsors and club/activity advisors at two more of the division’s five schools for the new school year which started last month. The personnel action took place at a meeting on Oct. 10.
The assignments were made for King George High School and Potomac Elementary School, with assignments previously approved for the other three schools on Sept. 24 and reported in our Oct. 3 issue.

Read more: School Board approves additional school assignments

KGHS access road under construction

Road is for pedestrians and emergency vehicles

The King George School Board received a recent status report on a project under construction for an access road between King George High School and King George Middle School.

Read more: KGHS access road under construction

School Board’s Hunter Field quandary

Once again, the King George School Board is currently unable to come to agreement on transferring unused property over to county ownership. The dispute harkens back to old antipathies toward Supervisors that many hoped had been set aside by the current School Board.

This time, Hunter Field is the topic of discussion, though it could just as easily be the former middle school building which was ceremoniously closed down in June 2009.

Three members were clearly in favor of transferring the deed, but that didn’t become clear until near the end of a lengthy and contentious discussion prompted primarily by questions and objections by School Board member John Davis. 

At last week’s meeting on Oct. 10, Chairman Mike Rose said he wanted to talk about it since a new stadium has recently been completed. “We said when the new stadium was built, we were going to turn Hunter Field over to Parks &Rec.,” Rose said, but appeared to waver on that opinion as the discussion ensued. 

Read more: School Board’s Hunter Field quandary

King George schools are fully accredited

Schools among 93 percent schools to meet state standards 

All five King George schools are fully accredited under state standards. 

That came with last week’s announcement from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) that 93 percent of Virginia schools met state standards as a result of Standards of Learning (SOL) test results during the 2011-12 school year. 

Read more: King George schools are fully accredited

Pre-school program approved

The King George School Board took some significant actions and got some news on the stadium this week at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 13. 

VIRGINIA PRESCHOOL INITIATIVE

The School Board voted to approve the establishment of two classes of pre-school under the Virginia Preschool Initiative beginning this fall. Supervisor of Special Education Ann Bueche and Coordinator of Mandated Services & Preschool Pari Paluszak presented the initiative, saying that no additional funding was needed for the program other than to approve and request an appropriation by the Board of Supervisors for $29,822 coming through available state funding. 

Read more: Pre-school program approved

School Board projected to end fiscal year 2011-12 with small shortfall

The King George School Board is projected to come up short on its budget’s bottom line for the 2011-12 fiscal year that ended on June 30. The latest financial report from the county is currently projecting a shortfall of $49,658. 

The financial projection from the county’s finance department was made available this week late on Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting on Aug. 7 (following our press time). 

Read more: School Board projected to end fiscal year 2011-12 with small shortfall

 

 

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