This morning I read with interest the article in the Charlottesville Daily Progress about the hard choices that the Charlottesville School Board must make in these challenging times of dwindling revenues. As a volunteer at Jackson-Via Elementary School, I noticed especially the quote below.
If you decide to spend some volunteer time in the schools, I hope you will consider the JABA FISH (Friends in School Helping) program which is an inter-generational effort to support our public schools. You can learn more about JABA FISH at Jackson-Via on our blog.
Board member Colette Blount called upon the community to fill the schools’ gaps, saying the city had a very rich volunteer pool that could help fulfill the areas where resources will be tight.“We don’t have to necessarily have a loss in services because we have lost some of the revenue,” she said.
Read complete article: Charlottesville School Board OKs $64 million budget for 2011 | Charlottesville Daily Progress.