- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 00:00
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The King George School Board last week asked Assistant Superintendent Dick Roberts to try to get a new elective lined up to offer to students at King George High School this fall. Roberts has been working for months on getting a Criminal Justice elective offered beginning this September.
The topic was discussed at last week’s meeting on May 9, when Roberts gave an update on that and three other potential electives he has been working on, some of which have been discussed at School Board meetings for the
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 14:47
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Asks for unspent funds to ‘rollover’ to 2011-12
The King George School Board approved three motions last week having to do with money. The School Board voted to ask the county for $412,125 in “unanticipated revenue” and also for the rest of any unspent surplus to be appropriated into the next fiscal year.
That was the substance of two of the three motions written out and provided by Superintendent Candace Brown that were approved by the School Board at a meeting on May 2.
The third approved motion will provide $500 bonuses for “all employees,” to be paid in the end of June at an estimated cost of
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 00:00
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There is a budget dispute between King George School Superintendent Candace Brown and King George County Administrator Travis Quesenberry that has escalated to the level of the School Board and the Board of Supervisors, though it appears that school officials had tried to keep the dispute behind the scenes.
It’s about $249,000 that the School Board and Brown claim should not have been deducted from its budget proposal to reflect a decrease in health insurance costs for the School Board.
The dispute came to light at last Friday’s county meeting where supervisors unanimously approved the 2011-12 budget, with comments about it by
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 15:15
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Editor’s note: Readers have posted comments on The Journal’s website about ways to change the composition of the King George School Board. Some have suggested organizing a recall effort for the school board members. One commenter suggested running on a party ticket to prevent federal employees from running. Another has suggested returning to an appointed School Board. Because of the discussion about whether and how to recall members and
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 15:12
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Duane Duff, King George resident and parent of a high school student, stepped up to the podium during citizen comment at the March 28 School Board meeting. Duff chronicled the plight of his high-schooler who had been the target of bullying beginning in 2009. Duff recalled “many hours” meeting with school administrators and how the harassment changed the lives of their entire family. Duff summarized, telling the School Board his child would take advantage of an early graduation and “miss senior year” because of the “harassment campaign” his family endured.
- Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:02
- Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:00
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Upset with the schools, King George citizens go online to vent, discuss, organize
Oftentimes when you have a problem concerning your child at school, whether it is a child with an IEP or a child who has been bullied or beat up, you complain to your family and maybe your friends and coworkers, but you stand alone before administrators when advocating for your child. The tide has turned in King George and parents are no longer standing alone. Parents across all ages, economic and social status in the county have found each other and have
- Last Updated on Friday, 18 March 2011 01:16
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I am the parent of the sophomore student that was attacked at KGHS on Feb 4th and I attended the school board meeting on March 14, 2011, where the subject was school safety.
I sat at this meeting with my son as all of the public comments were made, and I am very disheartened at how Lynn Pardee handled herself during this time. There were parents and speakers addressing the issues they have and how the school board has failed each of these children and the community and Ms. Pardee was laughing, smiling and just making it all a big joke.
My son has been through more than any normal teenager should have to go through while attending high school and here this women sat mocking him, laughing in his face and acting like all of these comments were just made up because all of us parents just got bored and needed something to do. This is a serious problem for my family and many others that live in this community and all the time she just laughed. The three boys that had to stand there and watch her laughing and grinning should never have had to witness this from anyone. No one should make fun of any child and especially a child that has been threatened, beaten, or abused by the system. Two of these boys were bullied and here she sat bullying them more. Was what happens to them not bad enough that she has to add insult to injury?
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:11
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Concerned citizens pack School Board meeting Monday
Before a standing-room-only audience of approximately 80 parents, teachers, administrators and students, nine King George parents and grandparents spoke out about and demanded answers to very serious issues surrounding the safety of their children while in school and the way discipline for serious violations is meted out by the King George