Committee Recommends Capital Improvements for Albemarle School Improvements
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A tax increase in Albemarle County is on the way, if the Board of Supervisors agrees with a recommendation made on Tuesday.
At a meeting of Capital Improvement Plan Advisory Committee, members recommended an estimated 4.3 cent tax increase over five years, starting in fiscal year 2021. The $210.6 million price tag includes high-priority projects, such as improvements to Cale Elementary, Crozet Elementary, and several transportation projects.
"Our two highest priorities, the expansion at Crozet Elementary and the improvements to Cale Elementary, were met and were met in a great way," said at-large school board member Jono Alcaro.
Not every priority made the cut for the list of recommendations, including a funding increase for technology. Alcaro expects improvements to technology to come eventually, even if not directly from this recommendation.
"Technology is one of the important bases of education these days and I would hate to see kids in one particular classroom fall behind their grade level if their technology isn't working in the classroom," Alcaro said.
This recommendation will officially be presented to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors in early November.