School board wants security cameras at CHS
According to Charlottesville City School staff, violence in our schools is "the worst it's ever been" the Daily Progress reports. The comment was a refrain at last night’s meeting of the Charlottesville School Board’s new task force on violence. In reponse, the board voted to spend $70,000 to install 40 security cameras in Charlottesville High School. The task force also recommended that the Alternative Education Program, which is currently a half-day program, be changed to a full-day program so students aren’t left with so much free time. Parents at the meeting also wanted the board to investigate mistreatment of students by school staff. One parent said a school staff member had "used a racial slur toward her young son and said he would never amount to anything," according to the DP.