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Toscano Talks Funding Priorities with Charlottesville School Board

Posted: Updated: Nov 26, 2012 05:56 PM EST

Ahead of January's General Assembly session in Richmond, 57th District Delegate David Toscano (D), is making the rounds.

He's trying to get a sense of the legislative priorities for Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Monday morning, Toscano talked with members of the city's school board. He says the school board, like many others, is concerned about the lack of funding for education and unfunded mandates.

"If we're going to compete in a global economy and prepare our youngsters to have good jobs in the future, we've got to have the best teachers, the best resources. That takes money and we need to put more in the classroom," Toscano said.

He says state funding for education is at 2007 levels right now. Toscano will meet with Charlottesville City Council, Albemarle supervisors and the county school board over the next week.

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