Slightly less, but School Board has a budget


Slightly less, but School Board has a budget

Finally. The School Board of Culpeper County Public Schools approved the FY’15 Revised Operating Budget of $79,381,127 after learning that revenue from the state budget is not what they anticipated. The proposed budget, originally at $81,347,544, was shaved by eliminating such school division needs as website maintenance, technology, PSAT testing, elementary summer school, professional development, and maintenance. The proposed budget was almost $6.5 million over the FY2014 budget, but now the adopted FY2015 is at $4.5 million over the previous budget.

The board also did a first reading of the Student Code of Conduct. Three changes were noted. Under Conduct Endangering Self or Others, the sentence, “Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a student’s expulsion regardless of the facts of the particular situation.” Other changes are in regard to alcohol and drug products to include electronic cigarettes and ingestible substances.
A first and final reading was made on Virginia School Board Association ( VSBA) policies. It was noted that the vast majority of changes are due to legislative mandates and such changes must be made.

The School Board does not plan to meet in July. Its next regular meeting will be August 11 at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Office, 302 N. Main Street.

Kindergarten Registration

If you still need to register your child for kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year, please call the school located in your attendance zone to set up a time to register your child. Children who turn five (5) on or before September 30, 2014, are eligible to attend kindergarten.

School personnel are working on an extended hour, four-day week and are in the office from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Call ahead to make sure someone is available to assist you in the registration process.

A. G. Richardson: 540-825-0616

Farmington: 540-825-0713

Emerald Hill: 540-937-7361

Pearl Sample: 540-825-5448

Sycamore Hill: 540-825-8847

Yowell: 540-825-9484

Remember to bring: your child, your child’s birth certificate, your child’s immunization record, custody papers if applicable, and proof of residency.

Contact your family physician now to set up a date for your child’s physical. If you have questions, call your child’s school at the numbers listed or the instruction department at the School Board Office, Monday through Thursday, at 540-825-3677.