Albemarle County Public Schools

Paul H. Cale Elementary School is now one step closer to having a new name. (Photo: Staff Photo)

What’s in a name?: Behind the recommendation to rename Cale Elementary

By Ali Sullivan The final meeting lasted just a few minutes.  After months of investigation, an advisory committee determined that Paul H. Cale Elementary School—named after a former Albemarle County Public Schools superintendent—should change its name. The recommendation comes nearly four months after the Cale Advisory Committee’s first meeting and almost a year since Lorenzo […]

Superintendent Matt Haas read a public apology from the Albemarle teen who made a racist threat against CHS students. Staff photo

‘Deeply and irreparably sorry:’ Student who threatened ‘ethnic cleansing’ apologizes

The 17-year-old Albemarle County student who threatened an “ethnic cleansing” at Charlottesville High in March, prompting a city-wide school closure for two days, has offered an apology in a letter written from the Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Center. County schools Superintendent Matt Haas read the letter written by Joao Pedro Souza Ribeiro at a recent […]