• Brewer named top teacher


  • Carroll approves school budget

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County supervisors, after some slight clarification about school financial categories, have approved a total education budget of $37.93 million budget.
    Supervisor David Hutchins had the school officials move the $1.6 million shown in the budget’s “other educational programs” to the instruction category, as the county supervisors now approve the school budget categorically.
    “I don’t think that’s a category in the code [of Virginia],” he said. “Where does that need to go?”

  • Grayson could use Wildwood revenue for schools




  • Carroll seeks school construction bids

    HILLSVILLE — Contractors take note: Carroll County Public Schools have millions of dollars of work available on expansions to two facilities.
    Educators began the bidding process Monday on projects that would add the ninth grade to the high school and turn the intermediate school into a facility to house grades sixth through eight.
    The school system has $15 million in bonds from the federal stimulus to work with so far.

  • Despite pleas, budget has no additional school money


    INDEPENDENCE — Although it wasn’t the amount educators requested, the Grayson County Board of Supervisors approved the school operating budget last week.
    At the continued meeting of the supervisors on April 26, Supervisor Mike Maynard made the motion to approve the budget in the amount of $20.8 million, which was passed by a unanimous 5-0 vote.
    The total includes $5.28 million in county funds.

  • Carroll approves school bonds

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll school system’s plan to go out to bid May 1 on two facilities projects has been helped along by the county supervisors agreeing to repay a $15 million bond issue for the work.
    The supervisors, in a brisk and busy meeting April 25, did their part by holding a public hearing on the qualified school construction bonds coming to Carroll County, and signing off on the bond requirements.

  • Grayson teachers lobby for full funding

    INDEPENDENCE – Give the schools the money they need in the 2011-12 budget, many schools proponents told the Grayson supervisors in a marathon public hearing last Wednesday
    More than two dozen citizens spoke for more than two hours at public hearing on the proposed Grayson County Public Schools budget.
    With more than 70 people in attendance, many of the speakers asked the board to fully fund the $5.56 million schools request, citing lack of raises, aging buildings and outdated resources as the primary reasons the funding was needed.

  • Grayson: tax hike would be required


    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County leaders have had their first look at a proposed 2011-12 school budget that includes $5.56 million in local funds — and indicated that a tax increase is the only way to fund the request.
    The Grayson County School Board officially presented its $21 million budget proposal to the supervisors during a joint meeting March 28 with about 30 citizens and school personnel in attendance.

  • Virtual school can continue in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — The General Assembly-triggered funding crisis for the Virginia Virtual Academy has passed for now, an official with the K12 company told the Carroll School Board on April 12.
    Gov. Bob McDonnell took action to save the online school that provided educational opportunities to around 400 students across the state, an effort facilitated by K12 and the Carroll school division, recapped Suzanne Sloane of K12 in an update to the school board.

  • Their Mission: Saving Soles