Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County

Several Cale parents and teachers, along with other community members, came to last Thursday’s school board meeting to express their concerns over the removal of a black history poster. PC: staff photo

(Don’t) take it down: Removal of Cale black history poster sparks backlash

On February 10, local conservative radio host Rob Schilling posted a photo of a Black History Month poster from Cale Elementary School on his blog, with the headline “Fomenting dissension at Cale Elementary.” Three days later, Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Matt Haas left a comment agreeing that the poster was causing dissension among students, […]

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 […]