Tag Archives: Redistricting

Join the Redistricting Committee!

Agnor Hurt has the opportunity for 2 representatives to serve on the Woodbrook Redistricting Advisory Committee which will begin to meet this fall 2017.  Please consider applying for a position on this committee. Applications (due this Friday, July 14) and additional information can be found at
 
The school division has experienced enrollment growth in the urban ring area adding over 250 students in the last 5 years in the four elementary schools whose boundaries surround the city of Charlottesville: Agnor-Hurt, Cale, Greer, and Woodbrook. This growth has exceeded the building capacity of those facilities. Greer is experiencing the most significant overcrowding as a result of this growth. A redistricting study was conducted in 2015 to evaluate more immediate options for Greer Elementary prior to additional seats being built. No solution was found with the conclusion that additional capacity needed to be constructed. To this end, an addition onto Woodbrook Elementary was approved and is currently under construction. This project is intended to provide relief to Woodbrook, Agnor-Hurt, and Greer. It is planned that the addition will be complete and open for the 2018-19 school year.

Happy Summer Break!

The PTO would like to wish you all a happy and safe summer break!  Here are a few bits of news to keep you in the loop over the summer:

Summer Storytime at the Library
Mrs. Shaffer has organized a Summer Storytime for kids!  Bring your children for stories and activities:
June 18 and June 26,  2:00pm at the Agnor-Hurt library
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31,  2:00pm at the Northside Library meeting room

Redistricting Committee – Apply Today!
The County is putting together a redistricting committee.  Once the Woodbrook Elementary addition is complete, there will be some shifting of school boundaries.  Parents from the Agnor-Hurt district are invited to apply to be on the committee.  See more info below:
News release from ACPS
Download the application
C’ville Tomorrow Article

Congratulations to Mrs. Castner,  Welcome Back Mr. Granger!
We will miss Mrs. Castner, but wish her all the best in her new position with the County!  We are excited to welcome Mr. Granger back as the interim principal for the 2017-2018 school year.  Details here.

October 4 PTO Meeting

All parents/guardians and staff are encouraged to attend the PTO meeting on October 4.  This will be a special meeting, with the first half hour devoted to PTO business, and the second half devoted to information about the possible Woodbrook expansion and the Bond Referendum.  A representative from ACPS and a representative from the School Board will attend to provide information and answer questions.  We hope to see you there!

October 4, 6:30pm, in the cateteria

Possible Woodbrook Expansion Information

A community meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 6 regarding the proposed expansion of Woodbrook Elementary School.  It will be held in Woodbrook Elementary School’s media center beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Two changes have been made to the plan for Woodbrook as the result of feedback from a February community meeting. Plans for a second floor at the school have been eliminated and the number of students who would transition to Woodbrook from Agnor-Hurt and Greer has been reduced from 300 to 200.

The expansion of Woodbrook is designed to provide more classrooms for students at three schools that are overcrowded or soon will be overcrowded. It also would eliminate the use of trailers and add three more classrooms for pre-K programs.

During our meeting on September 6, we will share the latest information about this project, including how it will impact students from all three schools. Also, you will have the opportunity to ask questions or offer additional comments. We hope you can join us.

Important:  Due to the scheduling conflict between the K-2 Back to School Night at Agnor-Hurt and the Countly’s meeting at Woodbrook Elementary on Sept. 6th,  Rosalyn Schmitt from Albemarle County Public Schools has agreed to attend the October 4th PTO meeting to discuss the proposed changes to Woodbrook.  So, if you can’t attend the September 6 meeting at Woodbrook because you are attending Back to School Night, please come to the October 4 (6:30pm in the Agnor-Hurt library) PTO meeting for an update.

Redistricting Meeting – Make Your Voice Heard

School Board Will Accept Public Comment on Redistricting Options on November 5; Community Members May Attend Meeting Virtually

WHAT:   Public Hearing on Redistricting Options

WHEN:   Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6 p.m.

WHERE:   Lane Auditorium, County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

WHO:  This Thursday, November 5, beginning at 6 p.m., the Albemarle County School Board will accept public comment on redistricting proposals to address overcrowding at Albemarle High School and Greer Elementary School. This public hearing follows three community meetings held by the Redistricting Advisory Committee over the past several months.

Community members are welcome to join the meeting virtually. The public hearing will be live-streamed at:
http://streaming.k12albemarle.org/ACPS/player.htm?xml/acpsevents.xml

HOW:  More information on the work and recommendations of the Redistricting Advisory Committee can be accessed online at:
https://www2.k12albemarle.org/acps/division/superintendent/redistricting/Pages/Current-Projects.aspx