March 13, 2019

Thanks for reading Fluco Blog!  I’m Perrie Johnson, Fork Union’s representative to the Fluvanna County School Board.  My goal with Fluco Blog is to let people know what’s going on at School Board meetings beyond the reports available online.  Be forewarned, when it comes to discussion, most of the comments I remember turn out to be mine!  Here’s the latest….

The March 13 regular meeting brought out a few teachers who advocated for the proposed 2019-20 calendar, which was approved by the School Board. We also questioned the representatives of Sun Tribe Solar (again) before voting to continue negotiations toward reducing energy costs by installing solar panels on school property.

Under reports, it came up that the division requires meetings between the financial 3rd party administrator (which may change from First Financial) and all employees at the beginning of each year.  I am concerned about this directed use of employees’ time and the superintendent agreed to remove this provision from the 3rd party agreement.

The Career and Technical Education plan was presented.  The plan  breaks down funding into $8,500 from state funds, $44,000 in federal money, and $870,000 from local sources.

Along those lines, the the Special Education plan was also presented.  That report divides funding into $1.2 million from the state, less than $1 million from the feds, and $5.2 million from local funds.

Near the end of the meeting, Mr. Pullen brought up an item of new business requesting a conversation about the schools’ relationship with law enforcement, especially at the high school, and an overall discussion of school discipline.  This conversation will probably move forward in April.

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One thought on “March 13, 2019

  1. Sorry, I’m late to responding. I would recommend you post your questions to the solar representatives and their answers to give the public and better understanding on what energy savings and how it will be accomplished. Once you say yes, to the their proposals, you will be stuck for so many years in the future. No business wants to lose money, so be very careful.

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