There are 63 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 14, 2013, titled Albemarle Co. Schools: Increased Tax Rate Would Help Retain Class Size, Staff. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:Albemarle County, VA The proposed increase of four-tenths of a penny in the county tax rate would have a significant impact on the ability of Albemarle County Public Schools to retain class sizes at their current levels and fully staff schools to support increases in student enrollment next year.
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#62 Mar 16, 2013
Sounds like some of the theives in Fluvanna that were forced out have found work in Albemarle schools! Let's hope you have the courage to cut bloated teacher salaries to a reasonable level since Fluvanna's so-called leaders do not!
#63 Mar 18, 2013
Huck, had you taken the half second to read the post I replied to, it was criticizing the request for an annual increase in the school budget.
Without an annual increase, the school budget declines in real terms, and with more pupils the budget per pupil is further reduced.
The taxation issue was entirely separate to the comment I replied too. It's possible that more taxation would still be required if, for some reason, there was a reduction in Federal funding or, say, the County had new and additional spending commitments. I don't know if either of those is the case, and as I said neither changes the need for the budget to grow if there is inflationary pressure and an increase in the student body.
#64 Mar 18, 2013
We should all now thank God (or whomever) that we don't live in Cyprus or Europe.
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