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Fluvanna County supervisors are reviewing a request from school administrators for a more money.

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sville

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Sep 20, 2012
here we again more money taxes just keep going up
sville

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Sep 20, 2012
here we go again *
Fluco Resident

Richmond, VA

#3 Sep 20, 2012
We need to elect all new Board of Supervisors -- people who care about what's happening in the County and who will take the right correctve action to get things done. We were promised so much in the last election and none of the supervisors have come through. Yes, it's hard in these economic times but still -- we need supervisors who will do what they promise and to get the County in the 21st century and make it worthwhile for the residents of Fluvanna to live here. We need industry in the Counto to keep the people here -- otherwise we're fighting a losing battle. Thanks for letting me 'let off steam.'
The Wise Allen Iverson

Waynesboro, VA

#4 Sep 20, 2012
Hey Flaming Flucos you do the right thing, you raise taxes on the northern transplants elders so the kids have an education. Have you forgotten this is America we take care of our community first?
The wolf

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Sep 20, 2012
How about fixing the EMS system.Where is the report from the outside agency that looked into the Fire/EMS crisis?
Outoftowner

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Sep 20, 2012
I heard that your supervisor Kenney had someone get him out of bankruptcy just to run for the board. Wow you guys have a real winner on your board!
Watcher

United States

#7 Sep 20, 2012
http://www.vafire.com/virginia_fire_services_...

No surprise here. They recommend hiring staff which is more $$. If you read the staffing recommendations, it is looking like an extra million dollars in payroll for all that staffing. Of course that will be set off by billing to insurance companies, b/c we know everyone in the county has health insurance ./sarcasm
SOS

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Sep 20, 2012
When does this end?!?! You CAN'T keep spending money you do not have! Maybe someone should have thought about this before the brand new high school opened with all brand new furniture, a brand new gym with equipment, etc. I could walk through the school and check off a ton of things that the students don't NEED to have to learn, yet the School Board keeps spending more and asking for more. Why should the rest of the county suffer because the school board can't cut their budget? If you don't want to cut teacher salaries, then cut the budget somewhere else. Make it work, but stop asking for more money that we don't have!
are you kidding

Palmyra, VA

#9 Sep 20, 2012
SOS wrote:
When does this end?!?! You CAN'T keep spending money you do not have! Maybe someone should have thought about this before the brand new high school opened with all brand new furniture, a brand new gym with equipment, etc. I could walk through the school and check off a ton of things that the students don't NEED to have to learn, yet the School Board keeps spending more and asking for more. Why should the rest of the county suffer because the school board can't cut their budget? If you don't want to cut teacher salaries, then cut the budget somewhere else. Make it work, but stop asking for more money that we don't have!
The SB did not spend any money on the new school. It was 100% the BOS that not only approved the school, but approved the amount of money that would be spent on the school. Now they are spreading misinformation, as you have in your post, to cause public mistrust of the SB.

Essentially, the only thing that can be cut to make up for the budget shortfall is teacher/staff pay and salaries. Without supplemental money from the BOS to this year's budget, the actions the SB will be forced to take will be drastic. Just watch.
The wolf

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Sep 20, 2012
Watcher wrote:
http://www.vafire.com/virginia _fire_services_board/studies/F inal%20Fluvanna%20County%20Stu dy%20Report%20-%2008152012%20w ebsecure.pdf
No surprise here. They recommend hiring staff which is more $$. If you read the staffing recommendations, it is looking like an extra million dollars in payroll for all that staffing. Of course that will be set off by billing to insurance companies, b/c we know everyone in the county has health insurance ./sarcasm
Interestin read.All county residents should read it.
Tired of Fluco

Mobile, AL

#12 Sep 20, 2012
Fluco Resident wrote:
We need to elect all new Board of Supervisors
No, we need a new school board. They built a school that is WAY too big. They whined for more money so they could open.... and cut retirement benefits to do so. But now they want more more more!!
are you kidding

Palmyra, VA

#13 Sep 20, 2012
Tired of Fluco wrote:
<quoted text>
No, we need a new school board. They built a school that is WAY too big. They whined for more money so they could open.... and cut retirement benefits to do so. But now they want more more more!!
The school board had nothing to do with how much money we spent on the HS. That lies 100% on the BOS!
Party Pooper

Waynesboro, VA

#14 Sep 20, 2012
The School Board should not have started the current year with the new school without knowing they had enough money to cover the expenses. Where did they think the extra dollars would come from?

All of the county school systems think money grows on trees. They will have to do more with less money. The taxpayers are already over taxed.
Fluvanna Resident

Winston Salem, NC

#15 Sep 20, 2012
I know times are tight and the money is non-existing but I also know that my elementary child no longer has Spanish as a class nor a playground to have recess on. She was moved to the old middle school that didnít have a proper playground. This may sound trivial to you but can you imagine how 7,8,9, and 10 yr olds feel so they didnít get any of the luxury items the high school did? School is taking it well and offering up a fundraiser. Parents came through donating balls and such which much appreciated. If you live in the county you should really support it for these little guys or any of the schools fundraisers. They are all in need. I doubt schools will see more money this year but keep in mind come election time.
FlucoMom

Palmyra, VA

#17 Sep 20, 2012
Outoftowner wrote:
I heard that your supervisor Kenney had someone get him out of bankruptcy just to run for the board. Wow you guys have a real winner on your board!
Cite your source, please.
Phil

Crozet, VA

#18 Sep 20, 2012
This sounds more like a political ploy than an actual request for money. Makes the BOS look bad and the schools can now cry foul. This may be a dream, but I wish both sides could get together and come up with a realistic plan. The budget cycle this coming year will be a blood bath and the county citizens will most likely come out with a greater tax burden. Worst of all, as it has been stated, we still have no solid plan for EMS. An earlier post complained about lack of a playground for the kids, but who will be there to help if your kids get hurt on that playground?
ice cream lover

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Sep 20, 2012
When Kenney was running he was a big advocate of the schools.Not any more.Typical politician.
Dad With A Mom

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Sep 20, 2012
A second grader....concerns because she doesn't have Spanish class - based on the recent SOL scores, shouldn't you be more concerned about focusing on mathematics, science, or reading? There's a WONDERFUL organization - it's called Parents Teacher Association (PTA)- they need "concerned" parents to help....raise the money to get a playground, offer to volunteer and help teach additional languages....all WITHOUT raising taxes on the citizens. YOU do have a VESTED INTEREST in making sure your child succeeds. Get involved.
Liberalace

Keswick, VA

#21 Sep 20, 2012
For those of you wiping the hands of the SB in designing/budgeting/constructi ng that oversized high school...Yes, the old BOS (and you know who they are) approved the monies. What was Dr. Smith's role in all of this? Why did he suddenly resign before his contract was up? And saying the SB had no impact on this is like saying a man is the breadwinner in the house, buys his wife a Mercedes then, when it is repossessed, the wife cries "I had nothing to do with this; it was my husband's choice."

The SB could have darned well sat down and cut, cut, cut from the plans for that new high school. And now they are asking to attack the capital improvement cookie jar?

Remember last year--during the horrible budget year--when they could afford to suddenly close school for a day (leaving many working parents in a bind) so they could attend a basketball game?

And don't shoot Kenney over this. Maybe he did campaign as pro-education. But does that equate to just throwing money at Keller every time she whines her public relations battle cry? I love the libs who listen to Obama lament: "I inherited a mess." Then blame the current BOS for having to deal with the mess made by the previous incompetents in this county.

As for fund raisers, I don't give a penny. I pay enough taxes already. Before I start dolling out my own bucks, I want to see an independent audit. Actually, I'd be happy to pay, let's say,$10 of my own money--along with 5,000 other residents--to commission a truly independent audit of the district's books. I figure $50k would pay a couple of good accountants to come in and examine things.

Ugh!

R.I.P.: Mortimer Adler
what

Moneta, VA

#22 Sep 20, 2012
Fluvanna Resident wrote:
I know times are tight and the money is non-existing but I also know that my elementary child no longer has Spanish as a class nor a playground to have recess on. She was moved to the old middle school that didnít have a proper playground. This may sound trivial to you but can you imagine how 7,8,9, and 10 yr olds feel so they didnít get any of the luxury items the high school did? School is taking it well and offering up a fundraiser. Parents came through donating balls and such which much appreciated. If you live in the county you should really support it for these little guys or any of the schools fundraisers. They are all in need. I doubt schools will see more money this year but keep in mind come election time.
who cares about a playground your kid goes to school to learn not play... play at home
there are so many kids that still cant read and write

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