- 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
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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.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 19:29
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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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 15:37
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The King George Board of Supervisors last week, on Jan. 18, approved a budget amendment requested by the School Board that increases its budget by $466,870 in additional federal funds.
Supervisors provided their approval with the proviso that the additional funds would not supplant budgeted expenditures within the existing School Board budget.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 00:00
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The King George School Board last week took a look at some preliminary budget figures.
Following that session, Dennis Paulsen gave his own take on the budget season.
“We are starting our budget session and it’s going to be another ugly budget session,” Paulsen said. “We can’t keep taking hits the way we take hits and expect to give the children the education they need. Once again we need to get the community support to help us get the funding required out of this county.”