- 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
- Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:02
- Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 00:00
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County to decide on $5 million in zero-interest bonds for Potomac Elementary renovations
The King George School Board this week agreed to forward a priority list to the county for potential renovations for Potomac Elementary School (PES).
It was announced on March 2 that King George was eligible for $5 million in zero-interest Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) funding.
The priority list was distributed at Monday’s meeting by Superintendent Candace Brown, saying it had been provided
- Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2011 21:44
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Teacher salary scale no longer equates to years of experience
The King George School Board has forwarded a budget request to the county that includes 2 percent raises for all school employees, including administrators.
The last time division employees got pay increases was three years ago, in 2008-09, when 4 percent raises were given to all employees.
Salaries have remained level since then, with no raises granted in 2009-10 or for the current budget year, 2010-11.
School Board members like to blame the Board of Supervisors for not providing them with enough funding. But it is significant that the money turned back by the School Board at the end of each of the last two years could have paid for 2 percent raises to at least keep pace with step increases in all the employee salary scales.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 00:42
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Parents share their family’s experience with violence at KGES
There is an old expression that says “bad things happen to good people.” One local King George couple is willing to share their “bad things happen” story that began, unbeknownst to them, in a fifth grade classroom in King George Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.
Matt and Holly Hayden are long-time King George residents. They have two young children, own and operate a small
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:16
- Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:16
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Parker declines to make ’11-’12 presentation to KG supervisors
The King George School Board last week quietly approved its 2011-12 budget request to the county that totals $33,866,144 and includes 2 percent raises for all employees.
In addition to including proposed raises, the budget request also adds an estimated 12 percent cost for the School Board’s share of potential health insurance increases, which
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:13
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Sophomore still recovering at home
Editor’s note: Although this reporter does not typically cover King George local government, The Journal felt it was prudent to attend the Feb. 28 School Board meeting because it provided a window of opportunity for the elected members of the School Board to speak to its constituents on a recent report of school violence experienced by a sophomore that resulted in severe injuries and one student being charged with felony
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 00:00
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On behalf of the King George School Board, Superintendent Candace Brown has been provided two additional weeks to submit a corrective action plan to the state to address non-compliance for Special Education services in eight areas.
According to Anthony Dursa, monitoring specialist with the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Office of Federal Program Monitoring, Brown now has until Feb. 18 to develop and submit a corrective action plan to address changes required to comply with federal regulations for provision of special education services to eligible students with disabilities.
A Dec. 29, 2010, letter from VDOE had provided the original deadline of Feb. 3 for the corrective action plan to be
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 February 2011 00:00
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Superintendent leaves the meeting; School Board goes into closed session
The King George School Board this week added a closed session to its special budget meeting, which had been called for the sole purpose of discussion of proposals for School Board’s 2011-12 budget request.
The added closed session was “for the purpose of reviewing the investigation of the allegation of harassment by a School Board employee of a parent.”
The School Board had first added that topic to a closed session at last week’s meeting, which already had scheduled a closed session for “personnel.”