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KG Service Authority ended year with sizeable surplus

The King George Service Authority’s most recent financial report last month indicated it would end t...

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...

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School Board considering $15,000,000 in capital requests

The King George School Board discussed a proposed capital projects list as recommended by Superintendent Rob Benson at last week’s meeting on March 10 that contains eight projects and totals more than $15 million over the next five years, with three of the projects totaling $1,482,835 requested in 2014-15.

Read more: School Board considering $15,000,000 in capital requests

First day back to school goes smoothly for students displaced by fire

Colonial Beach School Board held their organizational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Tim Trivett was re-elected chairman, Vicky Roberson vice chair and Tracey Tunstall remained School Board Clerk.

Wednesday’s meeting fell on the eve of the first day back to school for elementary students since Christmas break. The Jan. 5 fire at the old abandoned two-story building on the elementary campus delayed school by a week and a half, while school officials made arrangements to house K-5 students temporarily.

Read more: First day back to school goes smoothly for students displaced by fire

School Board mulls pitch for energy conservation program - again

The King George School Board is mulling a proposal from a company that says it can save the division 20-30 percent annually on its utility costs, proposing a gross savings to the division of $4.5 million over the next 10 years.

Read more: School Board mulls pitch for energy conservation program - again

Davis reports on schools’ food service

The King George School Board last week received a comprehensive annual report on the division Food Service program at its meeting on Oct. 28.

The review was provided by Anita Davis, who is in her second year as coordinator of the cafeteria program, which also entails managing the Cafeteria fund, a separate component of the School Board budget.

Read more: Davis reports on schools’ food service

School Board mulling use of former middle school building

The King George School Board is once again talking about possible uses for the former middle school building. That topic was on the agenda as a discussion item at last week’s meeting on Sept. 9.

Read more: School Board mulling use of former middle school building

SOL pass rates released, but state, federal reports pending

Standards of Learning (SOLs) pass rate scores were released late last month by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), but results are yet to be specifically explained for the King George division and all other school divisions across the state.

Read more: SOL pass rates released, but state, federal reports pending

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

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