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Albemarle School Board Discusses Budget, Virtual Learning

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The Albemarle School Board discussed its budget plan for the 2013-2014 fiscal year Tuesday night.    

Superintendent Pam Moran presented a funding request of over $155 million, a 2.8 percent increase over the current budget. She says they are looking to get close $154 million from federal, local, and state funding, leaving a $1.4 million funding gap.   

Moran points out Albemarle schools has come a long way since the $4.8 million funding gap this time last year.

"We've really done a great job, I think both capturing efficiencies as well as being able to look at how we use our funds more directionally on things that we think we need to be able to accomplish inside what is in comparison to some cohort.  If you go look at other school divisions per pupil, we are a pretty reasonable for the level of excellence we provide," said Moran.

Moran says one area of focus in the budget is virtual learning.

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