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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Statement from Fairfax County School Board Chair on Fairfax County Tax Rate

The following is a statement from Fairfax County School Board Chair Pat Hynes:
 
"The Board of Supervisors' decision today to set the advertised (maximum) tax rate at 4 cents is disappointing because it guarantees that the county and schools budgets cannot both be fully funded, denying the community its rightful role in that conversation. Today's decision is discouraging for the thousands of community members who have reached out to the School Board and the Board of Supervisors this year to advocate for a voice in this very important conversation about values and priorities."