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Volunteers come in all ages, sizes, abilities...and at the Fluvanna SPCA we especially treasure the children who come here to help. One of our most faithful child volunteers hasn't been around much lately. This beautiful little girl – Alyssa Divers -- who dances through our door twice a week to hug and pet our cats has been far too busy fighting for her life.

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The news that the Fluvanna Board of Supervisors have finally taken positive steps to control spending and debt is greatly welcome news. The cuts they have voted to take are in line with the first steps to bring the Fluvanna County budget back into some kind of reasonable sense. These cuts included cuts to the Fluvanna School Board, which we totally approve. From what we have read, the Board of Supervisors suggested many cuts to the School Board in areas where there was excess and unneeded expense, which did not touch teachers’ salaries. Apparently the school board did not want to give up anything! In these times all of us must tighten our belts and work with what we have. Add a comment

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The school will open. You knew it would happen.  Our Board of Supervisors are your friends, not enemies!  There was nothing personal about the possibility of caretaker status.  (One students comment: Why do they hate us?) The students who felt that way have done poorly in mathematics and economics. It was about money, and the counties lack of it. Add a comment

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I wanted to send out a heartfelt goodbye to a very good friend and columnist Jen Zajac. I was so sad when she told me that she is moving but so very excited for their family and their opportunity. I have enjoyed reading her writings and some will stay in my mind even after she has physically moved. Add a comment

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Yes, this board was stuck to deal with the decisions of a past board. My main complaint is the way the May 2 deal transpired. School Superintendent (Gena) Keller who had no part in the cost of the new high school was working in good faith with the Board of Supervisors. What kind of professional behavior is it to send an e-mail to communicate huge cuts in funding that will be voted on in less than three hours? Massive unworkable, recommendations were generated without any input from the school board. In her defense of the real need for reconsideration, Ms. Keller voiced her grave concern, saying that she had always believed in the process (compromise of working issues through in good faith) but this treatment has caused her to tremble.

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