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Fairfax County School Board

Letter: Criticism of School Board member unfounded

Editor: Last month, a Fairfax County School Board member tweeted criticism of the policies of a foreign government, echoing language which has been used by Human Rights Watch, two of the foreign country’s most prominent human-rights organizations, and at...

Supervisors seek $360M school-bond referendum for fall

If Fairfax County residents in November continue their longstanding trend of passing school-bond referendums, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will have an additional $360 million to put toward capital improvements. The Board of Supervisors on June 8 unanimously adopted a...

Editorial: Par for the course these days

It requires gray hairs and a little experience – several decades’ worth – to remember a time when School Board members were appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. If they proved to be less than team players,...

Letter: Bigotry is unbecoming a School Board member

Editor: When Abrar Omeish ran for Fairfax County School Board, she said she wanted to “set a new standard for public service.” She talked about equity and inclusion. Instead of bringing people together, on the final day of Ramadan she...

Letter: Fairfax School Board leaving chaos in its wake

Editor: School boards in Virginia have traditionally been a place where thoughtful adults came together and parked their political beliefs to the side to do what is best for our children. Fairfax County Public Schools has been known as...

Langley student to serve as Fairfax School Board rep

Pranav Choudhary, a junior at Langley High School, has been selected to serve a one-year term a student representative to the Fairfax County School Board. Choudhary was elected by the countywide Student Advisory Council to the non-voting position. He will succeed...

School Board members get earful from frustrated constituents

Two Fairfax County School Board members joined a McLean Citizens Association (MCA) March 15 online forum to discuss the school system’s proposed fiscal 2022 budget, but spent most of the question-and-answer session fending off pointed – some might say...

Editorial: TJ admissions revisions head to court

Claiming it was doing so to serve the interests of “equity” – a phrase these days passed around more than a doobie at a seventh-grade slumber party – the Fairfax County School Board decided to rejigger the way admission...

School Board members to discuss budget plans

What are Fairfax County Public Schools’ priorities for its schools in next year’s budget? How are officials thinking about capital plans and what activities and initiatives are they prioritizing as the pandemic abates? The McLean Citizens Association invites the public...
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