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Friday, January 25, 2013

Fairfax County School Board Votes to Hold Boundary Study, Schedules Community Meetings

 

 
            At its business meeting on January 24, the Fairfax County School Board voted to conduct a boundary study to address overcrowding at Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School. The Board also approved the inclusion of Chantilly High and Rocky Run Middle, Falls Church High and Jackson Middle, Oakton High and Franklin Middle, Woodson High and Frost Middle, and Robinson Secondary Schools in the boundary study.
            Approximately 300 students from Fairfax High and 150 students from Lanier Middle will need to move in order to relieve overcrowding at those schools. Students who reside in the City of Fairfax will not be impacted by the proposed boundary changes. Boundary adjustments are being considered only for middle and high schools; elementary school attendance areas will not change as a result of this boundary study.
            Three community dialogue meetings have been scheduled in February for citizens to discuss how to address overcrowding at Fairfax High and Lanier Middle Schools. Parents and residents can review the proposed scenarios and provide their feedback at the following community dialogue meetings. All meetings will be from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be identical in format and information presented. The following meetings will be held:
·         February 19—Oakton High School cafeteria (snow date is March 7).
·         February 20—Lanier Middle School cafeteria (snow date is February 27).
·         February 26—Woodson High School cafeteria (snow date is March 6).
            Those who plan to attend the dialogue sessions are asked to register. Parents and residents can also submit questions and comments online. More information is available online.
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