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Commission nixes draft fracking regs

The King George Planning Commission voted to recommend that the board of supervisors not approve pro...

Service Authority to discuss water and sewer rate increases

King George Service Authority will discuss specifics on proposed rate increases during special budge...

Ward, Blazer teaching vital skills to KG High School Junior Builders

Ward, Blazer teaching vital skills to KG High School Junior Builders

Charles Ward and Ray Blazer are changing futures of King George High School students by teaching the...

Planning Commission to consider draft fracking regulations at public hearing

The King George Planning Commission will hold public hearings next week on proposed ordinance amendm...

King George budget approved, real estate tax rate to rise

The King George Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a $70 million budget for 2015-16 that ...

King George rezones property for Commercial Metals Company

The King George Board of Supervisors approved rezoning 38.62-acres from agricultural to industrial u...

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School Board adjusts budget to retain 2-percent raises across the board

This week the King George School Board made adjustments to its 2014-15 budget to go forward with 2-percent raises across the board.

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King George School Board planning 2-percent raises across the board

King George school division Superintendent Rob Benson provided the School Board with a list of cuts from his latest 2014-15 budget scrub that would provide 2-percent raises for all employees and balance the School Board budget approved by the county for the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

Read more: King George School Board planning 2-percent raises across the board

School Board spending unbudgeted ADM money prior to end of 2013-14

King George school division Superintendent Rob Benson provided the School Board with a list of recommendations on how to spend some of the money expected to be leftover at the end of the fiscal year.
The excess funds are largely due to a higher average daily membership (ADM) for student enrollment than had been budgeted for the school and fiscal year, ending next month on June 30.

Read more: School Board spending unbudgeted ADM money prior to end of 2013-14

School Board mulling use of surplus funds

King George school division’s Superintendent Rob Benson advised the School Board at last week’s meeting on May 7 on various needs for the division for which they might spend some anticipated surplus funds prior to June 30.  

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School Board votes for $14,800,000 in capital requests

The King George School Board last week voted unanimously to forward a capital projects request to the county that contains 10 projects estimated at $14.9 million over the next five years. Four of the projects totaling $1.4 million are requested in the next fiscal year, 2014-15, which begins on July 1.

Read more: School Board votes for $14,800,000 in capital requests

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.

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