Flu. Co. Administrators Ready for School Year After Budget Woes
The community has donated supplies to lighten the burden on staff after a spring filled with budget issues.
Students in Fluvanna County are packing their backpacks to prepare for the first day of school.
Monday kicks off a new school year for Fluvanna - and administrators say it's a year of moving forward after tough budget battles. Teachers and administrators say they're ready to see the students back at school.
"The buildings just look amazing, I mean just amazing, teachers are ready, staff are ready - I can't wait to see the students," Superintendent Gena Keller said.
After a spring filled with budget battles, administrators are shifting their focus.
"We're trying to put that word budget behind us because we had a lot of that last year. So far this year things have gotten off to a better start, no furloughs, none of those things so teachers are in great spirits, we want to keep that spirit going and have a successful school year," Fluvanna County High School Principal James Barlow said.
The community has donated supplies to lighten the burden on staff.
"I love that our community has embraced the opportunity to help us," Keller said.
Keller says she hopes the community will continue this support for teachers throughout the upcoming school year.
"When they need things, I want our community to step up to the plate for them. It's just important. We serve our community's children. We're only here because our community happens to have children and we serve them and I want to serve them well," Keller said.
Keller says this year is filled with opportunity for Fluvanna County students.
"No matter what you might be handed or what occurs, there's so much good to come out of it and I think the things that we have done together in this community, the things we've gone through and faced, have actually deepened our community's commitment to our schools," she said.
Teachers say they've been very grateful for the community's help this summer and that donations are always welcome.
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Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:42 PM EST2013-12-04 04:42:52 GMT
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