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Fiscal Irresponsibility of LCPS Planning Staff

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by CuriousGo, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. CuriousGo

    CuriousGo New Member

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    I went tonight to the LCPS Planning staff presentation of the High School Boundary - where they made their recommendations to the School Board. I am amazed at their irresponsibility in this matter - and what it will do to our tax dollars! Basically, they are keeping HUNDREDS of seats open by under utilizing the Leesburg High Schools. Instead, they are pushing 274 Ashburn Farm kids out of Stone Bridge and into Briar Woods. This will put Briar Woods over capacity in the first year of these new boundaries, which is 2010. (Currently Briar Woods can hold 1639 students, and without changes they would be at 1426 in 2010.) Because of this, they will need to move up the opening of HS-6. This will cost the taxpayers not only the $100 MILLION dollars to build the school, but also the cost of operating the new high school years earlier than it will actually be needed. I don't know the actual figures of this, but I would imagine it is a pretty penny. Oh, so why is this being done? Apparently no one feels that Lansdowne - which is technically Leesurg - should have to go to one of the Leesburg schools that can accomodate them - and will have plenty of seats for them. Apparently, they need to maintain the property values for them. So, instead they split the Farm kids and push them into Broadlands instead of letting them go to their High School in their own community. Our tax dollars will be paying for schools that are not needed yet. This make no sense to me. We need to speak up before our hard earned money is wasted by irresponsible decsions made by the school board.
     
  2. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I absolutely agree. Based on the many other bone-headed proposals I have seen this staff put out, they need to be removed. I truly do not find their recommendations remotely competent and DEFINITELY no fiscal responsibility.
    On many occasions the School Board fixes the messes this staff proposes. Hopefully, they will fix it again.
     
  3. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    This has Lori Waters written all over it. She's been angling to protect her Landsdowne cadres for months now. I think she thought no one would notice. Wrong!

    This not only moves Ashburn Farm students out of Ashburn Farm but it also effects Dulles South. What till Barbara Munsey clamps on to this one.

    I really wish Waters would stick to screwing up her own district. She needs to leave Dulles alone. First the Broadland's Hospital, and now this. Someone needs to keep her from mucking with things outside her district.
     
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    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    and they always win. Love to see that loudoun tax breakout and the % that goes to the school board.
     
  5. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    It's around 75%.
     
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  7. CuriousGo

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    Correct, nothing was adopted yet. However, it shows the one plan that the LCPS planning staff wants the school board to adopt. There are two public input meetings in March where it is important for us as taxpayers to make the School Board aware that the plan proposed is fiscally irresponsible. There is no reason for HS6 to be moved up at our cost, all because Lansdowne doesn't want to go to a Leesburg school.
     
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    CuriousGo New Member

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    Because, despite buying home in LEESBURG, Lansdowne people want to send their kids to Ashburn schools.

    I am so mad about this. The Ashburn Farm kids that are being moved live about 1.7 miles from Stone Bridge and under 2 miles from Broad Run. They are 4 miles from Briar Woods (down Belmont Ridge Road-not the safest). They could walk home if they needed from either of the Ashburn High Schools.

    This is insane.

    Does anyone know the proper channels to make a stink? Are e-mails sufficient or is it a requirement to go to a meeting and speak?
     
  10. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    thanks for this info. we SHOULD get involved- our neighborhood could easily suffer the same fate!
     
  12. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I will be speaking on behalf of the Broadlands HOA AGAINST this illogical and fiscally irresponsible plan.
     
  13. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    When, I may go to that. I don't have any children in the school system, but I am concerned that spending has gotten out of control. I don't funding schools (someone did it for me) but it's gotten to the point of irresponsible and outright criminal. Especially since I don't think most teachers make enough and school administrators make way too much.
     
  14. pbjstokes

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    If you take the middle of every pay scale at LCPS, this is what you get

    Teacher (Step 12-11 years exp. with a BS+30) $62,424 per year
    Administrator (Step 4 - Level 8) $103,058 per year
    Classified (Step 12 - Level 9) $19.70/hour or about $39,000 per year

    Administrators at Step 1 - Level 1 make $68,402 -- that's about $6,000 more than a teacher with 11 years of experience.....

    ....SOMETHING IS WAY OUT OF WACK!!!!!
     
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    Should we be contacting the school board or the board of supervisors or both about this. I plan on speaking at one of the meetings but I also wanted to send an e-mail.
     
  16. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    what is the address to bombard with emails?
     
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    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Both. The BoS approves putting the schools on bond referendums. Not surprisingly, Lori Waters is pushing for HS-6 to be moved up. It's the only way this whacked out plan can work.
    The woman who preaches fiscal responsibility just lost all credibility.
    I guess anything is worth it to keep her community out of those (evil) Leesburg schools!

    The School Board members are the ones who decide on the boundaries.
     
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    wahoogeek New Member

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    oh it will with what Water's is planning. When HS-6 is built and no-one to go to it, Broadlands will probably be split between BWHS and HS-6. Its time to stop moving kids and let them build a sense of community through the HS.
     
  19. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    can board members be impeached? i'm almost joking... but really. the more i learn about LoCo politics, the more it seems that personal agendas exceed smart decisions for the greater good of the county.

    i mean, really- do these boards really think their decisions that HURT the county, make no sense and waste millions of tax dollars will go unnoticed and unopposed by residents??? wait- never mind...
    :surrender:
     
  20. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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