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At their June 26 meeting, the Albemarle County School Board set the starting date for the 2020-21 school year as Tuesday, September 8, three weeks later than the original August 19 date posted on the division’s website. The school year may be extended by two weeks in June of 2021 to compensate for lost instructional time if necessary. “September...
Ivy Proper A new commercial space is planned for a triangular patch of land on Ivy Road across from the Ivy post office, just east of the train bridge near Duner’s Restaurant. Developer BMC Holdings Group held a community input meeting along with county planners to introduce the project, dubbed “Ivy Proper,” to its neighbors. BMC proposes 6,500 square feet...
We’ve succeeded in keeping hospitals from being overwhelmed, said Ryan McKay, senior policy analyst for the Thomas Jefferson Health District. There’s ample room in the designated intensive care units, and a good supply of ventilators available for critical patients.  That’s the good news. McKay keeps his eye on the seven-day rolling average of new cases and he’s a little concerned...
After several months of delays due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Planning Commission took up a Yancey Lumber Mill special exceptions request at its June 23 meeting. Yancey is asking to be exempted from zoning regulations passed in 1980 regarding equipment and building setbacks from nearby residences and lot lines as well as noise and vibration maximum limits and hours...
In the wake of local and national anti-racist protests and calls to “Defund the Police,” Albemarle county school officials have focused with increased intensity on whether or not School Resource Officers (SROs) will be allowed a continued presence in schools when they reopen this fall. School Board members are concerned that some students may feel uncomfortable with, or fearful...
A recent update presented to the School Board in late May by the Crozet Elementary addition project’s architects gave a glimpse into what’s in store for students and teachers at the 30-year-old school. Ken Thacker, Crozet resident and principal architect for VMDO, highlighted elements of the $20 million project that has been in the design phase since March. “We’re...
The Albemarle county school division’s Return-to-School Task Force presented its much-anticipated report to the School Board today, though parents and students who hoped for specifics on exactly how schools plan to reopen this fall will have to wait a little longer. “While this document is what we might call the ‘rules of the game,’ it is not yet the...

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County Return-to-School Playbook Still Under Review

At their June 26 meeting, the Albemarle County School Board set the starting date for the 2020-21 school year as Tuesday, September 8, three...

Ivy Proper and Bamboo Grove Developments Advance

Ivy Proper A new commercial space is planned for a triangular patch of land on Ivy Road across from the Ivy post office, just east...

Local COVID-19 Testing

We’ve succeeded in keeping hospitals from being overwhelmed, said Ryan McKay, senior policy analyst for the Thomas Jefferson Health District. There’s ample room in...

Yancey Lumber Gets Mixed Results at Planning Commission

After several months of delays due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Planning Commission took up a Yancey Lumber Mill special exceptions request at its June...

School Board Debates School Resource Officer Role

In the wake of local and national anti-racist protests and calls to “Defund the Police,” Albemarle county school officials have focused with increased intensity...

Crozet Elementary Expansion Takes Shape

A recent update presented to the School Board in late May by the Crozet Elementary addition project’s architects gave a glimpse into what’s in...

Return-to-School Task Force Presents Ideas to School Board

The Albemarle county school division’s Return-to-School Task Force presented its much-anticipated report to the School Board today, though parents and students who hoped for...