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KG division hoping for a 2nd $100K school grant

Funding would go for school security equipment for Sealston and King George Elementary

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School Board adopts revised budget reflecting state funding decrease

The King George School Board last week on June 30 amended its 2014-15 budget amounts and categorical...

New voter ID law now in effect

As of July 1, Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification...

Case moves forward in KG double shooting and murder

A joint preliminary hearing in King George Circuit Court last week resulted in charges of murder, at...

S&P upgrades King George’s financial ratings to ‘AA+’

The King George Board of Supervisors got good news last week from Travis Quesenberry, county adminis...

County Landfill gets VEEP Award

County Landfill gets VEEP Award

At a small ceremony Monday, June 23, Thomas Cue of Waste Management and his managerial staff receive...

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School Board endorses priorities list of PES renovations

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

Read more: School Board endorses priorities list of PES renovations

Salaries at the King George schools

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.

Read more: Salaries at the King George schools

Knife to student’s throat merits 12-day suspension

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

Read more: Knife to student’s throat merits 12-day suspension

Budget request set at $33.8M

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

Read more: Budget request set at $33.8M

School Board mum on violent incident

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

Read more: School Board mum on violent incident

Deadline extended for special ed corrective plan

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

Read more: Deadline extended for special ed corrective plan

Brown leaves SB on its own

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.”

Read more: Brown leaves SB on its own

Brown provides SB with two budget proposals

Instead of providing a recommended budget to the King George School Board, Superintendent Candace Brown provided two proposals at Monday’s budget meeting on Jan. 24.
One totals $32,527,001 and the other totals $33,851,935.

Read more: Brown provides SB with two budget proposals

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