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.