1. Yes, it's a whole new look! Have questions or need help? Please post your question in the New Forum Questions thread Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice
  2. Seeing tons of unread posts after the upgrade? See this thread for help. Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice

New Ashburn Elementary School Boundaries

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by vacliff, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Traci

    Traci New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1

    Sorry tried to upload Plan 7 for you to see, but it's size exceeded the limit. Check out http://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1094 for a list of the current and existing Plans up for adoption.
     
  2. Traci

    Traci New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
  3. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,512
    Likes Received:
    19
    According to the map of Plan 7, it appears that DN44a will attend Hillside. Isn't DN44a part of Broadlands or is that the condos/apartments and separate?
     
  4. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,512
    Likes Received:
    19
    I would think that a new school somewhere near Martin's Chase along Evergreen Mills would be a good location. I'm not an expert on that immediate area but it seems like that area has a lot of growth. Would that ever be incorporated into the Leesburg district rather than the Dulles North?

    Maybe along Belmont Ridge north of Moreland Estates and on the same side of BR would be good.
     
  5. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Messages:
    5,040
    Likes Received:
    185
    It is an apartment complex within Broadlands. Residents there are not members of the Broadlands HOA.
     
  6. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Messages:
    5,040
    Likes Received:
    185
    There is, I believe, a Brambleton school site in the western portion of Brambleton, closer to Evergreen Mill. That site will help with the Brambleton growth, but I think the site is a ways off from being developable.
    I think you have to go pretty far north on Evergreen Mills to get to the Leesburg District.
     
  7. nadir

    nadir New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    1
    Cliff, did Kevin elaborate on the specific location of the school site they are considering? If one looks south and east of Broadlands, we already have Moorefield Station under construction, and Rosa Lee Carter existing. Any further south and east (while remaining in the Dulles North planning zone) puts you almost on airport property.

    Just curious to know your rationale for why, given the proposed location for the new school, one of the proposed plans puts Southern Walk at greater risk of future redistricting.
     
  8. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Messages:
    5,040
    Likes Received:
    185
    Do to the expected continued growth of Loudoun Station, Moorefield Station and some smaller projects around Loudoun Valley Estates area. Also, growth of One Loudoun may push kids south to Discovery and some of Discovery south.
    A school built south or southeast of Broadlands would endanger SoutherWalk. A school southwest of Broadlands might impact the western portions.
    It's my belief that Plan 7 will keep us off the chopping block for good.
     
  9. Traci

    Traci New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    Please come out on Monday evening to join us for the very last Public Input Session. We're so close to getting our desired outcome, let's be sure to have a big turnout and seal the victory!!

    Please come wearing black, we will have purple #7 signs for all :)[​IMG] Just a reminder PI starts at 6:30 at the School Board. To speak, contact LCPS Department of Planning and Legislative Services (571-252-1050) by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing; speakers may also sign up in person at the specific hearing between 6:00 and 6:25 p.m.


    Thanks in advance for helping to support our community and ensure our children get to stay at their existing schools here in Broadlands!!
     
  10. Traci

    Traci New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sign up to speak now, they're up to #75 already!! (@ 8:30 am)
     
  11. Pluto

    Pluto New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    0
    Any idea what happened to this?
     
  12. 1grtchr

    1grtchr New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    4
  13. Traci

    Traci New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ammended Plan 7 was adopted leaving all current B'lands residents in MR & Hillside!
     
  14. sri_n

    sri_n Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2003
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    13
    Nice job! Kudos to all that have been deeply involved in ensuring this outcome.
     
  15. terelli

    terelli New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    So who got screwed?
     
  16. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2002
    Messages:
    5,242
    Likes Received:
    215
    probably us being on the hotseat again in the next round because of crowding.

    Don't confuse people's happiness with 'we didn't get moved' (a personal victory) with victory for longevity or stability.
     
  17. Traci

    Traci New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1

    Steve/Terelli,

    Please don't be so derogatory after so many in this community pulled together & worked really hard for a successful outcome. It's true our numbers are still high, but this was a true win, and our community numbers should decrease as we age out. Rome wasn't built in a day!
     
  18. jdhauer

    jdhauer Active Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2003
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    25
    Numbers going down at some point in the future many years from now don't help my kids at all.

    The numbers at Mill Run mean that the school can bring in additional administrative help - not at Hillside where they were screwed over by our Mill Run neighbors. Hillside's numbers will be over capacity as I was told "in order to bring parity between the two schools", yet they aren't high enough for extra staffing. It hurts in terms of special education, SOL testing and a myriad of other areas.
     
  19. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2003
    Messages:
    5,123
    Likes Received:
    202
    I just do not get the emotional investment that some PARENTS get towards an elementary school. When this all started we asked our son (MR 4th grade) if he cared where he (and immediate friends) went to school and he said "not really, it is not like I play with my friends during school hours". Personally, I would have been happier with smaller class sizes then what there will be at MR.
     
  20. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2002
    Messages:
    5,242
    Likes Received:
    215
    again.. substituting your personal viewpoint as everyone's...
     

Share This Page