School Board to Tour Elementary Schools

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

This week, Albemarle County school board members will tour the three elementary schools that face renovations or a consolidation.
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1 - 6 of 6 Comments Last updated Sep 14, 2009
every day joe

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Sep 14, 2009
Please don't close the small schools !!! Please our community needs them to stay small. It is all for the children!!!!!! No to a big school.
hell no to combining these schools.
Wise Guy

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Sep 14, 2009
I bet it would cost more to build a bigger school then to repair these 3. They should keep what they got because even if they build a bigger one then in a year or two then that one will be to small and then what they going to do build another one and tax payers will have to pay for two instead of just a repair cost. A bigger school the less the children will learn because that means more students per teacher and that cuts there time for each student and less some children will learn and that's why our childern is learning less because to many to a class room and the bigger the school the more this will happen.
Made to work

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Sep 14, 2009
It costs more to upkeep these schools and staff them for the tax payers of Albemarle County. There is no reason to have 3 schools on the south side of the county especially with the number of students. We are gripping over money now, just wait and see it in a few years if all you sentimental residents get their way!! Combine and smooth stream.
Love Red Hill

Blackstone, VA

#4 Sep 14, 2009
Please keep the 3 schools open! We love Red Hill.
practical

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Sep 14, 2009
Let's be practial - in the long run it will be a lost more cost efficient to build a new school than to update and then maintain what at still basically three old buildings. To argue that children will receive a better education in a smaller school is ridiculous. Look at the tests scores and success of the other county elementary schools that are larger, Hollymead, Brownsville, Crozet, Meriwether Lewis, Murray and Broadus Wood, don't diminish their success because they are "larger". I'm sure it is difficult for the community to let go of these buildings, but they are just buildings, look at the big picture and be positive about the future.
Pat

United States

#6 Sep 14, 2009
You know which ones they will close.

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