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C'ville Blue Ribbon Commission Meets to Discuss the Future of School Finance

By: News Email
By: News Email

September 17, 2013

The Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Commission on sustainable school funding met Tuesday at City Space to discuss the future of school finance. They discussed the short and long term financial goals of the city school system.

The focus is on topics like economic sustainability, lifelong learning, healthy city, art, cultural, and green initiatives.

The Commission is made of community members, former school board members, former mayors, and more.

Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones says he thinks the the diverse backgrounds of the Commission members will help generate some good plans, and that public input will begin in the coming weeks.

"They're going to bring a lot of great ideas and as we go through this process they will be learning a lot, they will be putting out a lot of great ideas amongst each other but at some point in the near future we'll also be engaging the public. I think that's going to be an important part of this process as well, to get their thoughts and input before it ultimately comes back to city council and the school board for discussion this year."

The Commission will present its ideas and findings to Charlottesville City Council in January.


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