2/29/08 * Daily Progress [full story]
School administrators from Fluvanna and Hanover counties as well as Charlottesville met with two members of the Albemarle School Board on Thursday evening to discuss the International Baccalaureate program.
Albemarle school officials are investigating the possibility of bringing the IB program to an undetermined number of county schools. The School Board’s proposed $151.3 million budget for fiscal 2009 includes $200,000 for specialty center planning, including the IB proposal as well as plans for math and science academies at Albemarle High School.
“We have a number of practical questions that we will have to answer related to budget, transportation and fairness to all schools within the division, but I was very excited to hear about the program and the success it can bring to students,” said School Board member Jon Stokes, who attended the IB work session with fellow board member Ron Price.
Albemarle is considering IB programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels.