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Tricia JohnsonFluvanna’s SPCA is on the lookout for a new director after Tricia Johnson stepped down from the position on July 22.

Johnson remains involved with the organization as a consultant, still coming in to run the shelter a couple of days each week until the Fluvanna SPCA (FSPCA) finds a new leader. “I’m committed to the organization and its work,” she said.

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Roundabout work will continue until April

Roundabout construction siteConstruction of the roundabout at the intersection of Rts. 53 and 600 – which began late last month - will take at least another eight months to complete.

Around 150 hours of labor have gone into the project since its groundbreaking on July 23. The official completion date is April 26.

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Students wait in line to change their class schedule. Just six days before the new Fluvanna County High School was slated to receive its first students on Aug. 13, Principal James Barlow stood in an entry hallway, studying his notes, and rubbing his forehead.

“We’re short on desks and chairs,” said Barlow. “We’re making do with old desks and chairs until the new ones come in September. Students will have a place to sit.”

 

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Gayle Von KeyserlingAfter the drastic million-dollar budget cuts to Fluvanna County Public Schools in May, one of first the programs cut was Adult Education. The elimination included Families Learning Together, which educates parents in order to help their young children succeed in school. But Gayle Von Keyserling and Mary Ott, who ran the program, couldn’t bear to say goodbye to the people they had come to love and know.

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Gena KellerGena Keller’s first two years as Fluvanna County Public Schools superintendent have been a trial by fire. With million dollar budget cuts, a new but controversial high school opening, an impending double audit, and federal and state education legislation changing each year – every day presents a new challenge. She speaks cautiously, yet optimistically about the school year ahead.

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