Albemarle School Board holds first meeting of 2019

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Albemarle County School Board held its first meeting of 2019 Thursday night.

Jonno Alcaro was announced as the new chair of the school board, succeeding Kate Acuff.

The board also discussed the results of the $35 million bond referendum dating back to 2016.

School security upgrades were made at Baker-Butler Elementary, Scottsville Elementary, and Murray High school while work is underway at Henley Middle School and is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

Renovations at Albemarle High, Western Albemarle High and all of the middle schools have been completed, modernizing their learning spaces.

Furniture upgrades were also made at Monticello High, Murray High and all of the county middle schools.

The board is also planning on doing more renovations at Albemarle High, Jack Jouett Elementary and Walton Middle schools.

Renovations are still ongoing at Western Albemarle High School as it is looking to add a science lab while also modernizing the school.

Those renovations are expected to be completed in August.

There was $1.2 million left over from the renovations.

The board will develop a proposal to give to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors asking to modernize all of the first-grade classrooms in the county with the remaining funds.

The board will meet again next Thursday.

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