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Fiscal Irresponsibility of LCPS Planning Staff

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

  1. cmbm

    cmbm New Member

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    I just sent emails to the School Board and the BOS. I don't know what their problem is. To me it is a no brainer; keep the Ashburn students in Ashburn Schools and the Leesburg students in Leesburg schools. If you don't like the schools in your neighborhood, move!

    I know it is not that simple but we do need to be involved even if your kids won't be in high school for years. At the rate we are going, they will be sending our kids to school in Middleburg :)
     
  2. sp1568

    sp1568 New Member

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    Apparently, the board is talking about HS6 today NOW and Waters is doing a 180. I'm hearing it second-hand right now. I don't have the community channel (have satellite) and can't seem to get the webcast to work.

    FYI in case anyone else can tune in.
     
  3. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Whoa! That's big news! Waters is doing a 180??? Can anyone post more info as they can on what is being said right now?? Thanks!
     
  4. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    She's probably spinning something like I never meant to push HS-6, everyone misunderstood. She is probably trying to get a new high school on the ISA property. Same motive. Same costs. Oh, and by the way, when did she become the "school board"
     
  5. Gabriellehoo

    Gabriellehoo New Member

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    I've sent my emails to the Board of Supervisors and School Board as recommended above and plan to attend tomorrow night's open hearing as well. I have also started a group on Facebook as another means of demonstrating our community's opposition to the staff plan. If you're already on FB, join the group! If not, it's easy and free to set up your FB page. Set one up and then join the group - it only takes 5 minutes. Before April 28, I'd like to be able to send the Boards another email, inviting them to see our numbers! Spread the word to your friends and neighbors!

    Here's the link to the group (Ashburn Homeowners Opposed to LCPS Proposed Staff Plan of 3/10/09):
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=61237028907
     
  6. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I was there today. She IS NOT doing a 180. Now, she's proposing that HS-6 be built on the ISA site on Waxpool instead of in LVE. She still wants it built early. No change in her twisted logic to try and ram this through.
     
  7. sp1568

    sp1568 New Member

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    As I said, I was getting information second-hand as I don't have the Loudoun County TV channel and I couldn't get the online feed to work.

    I still wasn't able to access the meeting in the online archive as of last night and would like to see what she said for myself. It is my understanding that she and other board members did express that they did not want Ashburn Farm moved, but again, need to see the meeting to confirm that.

    But, yeah, it looks like she is still trying to spend money we don't have on a building we don't need. :censored:
     
  8. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    And on April 9th they vote on if they are going to have Summer School or not due to "budget restrictions." :huh:
     
  9. fidothedog

    fidothedog Member

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    Cliff did a good job last night representing Broadlands, Ashburn Farm and other HOAs in the fight against this plan.

    I left after two hours. It seemed like it was 5 to 1 against the recommended plan.
     
  10. bird

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    Was there a vote, or is this issue still pending?
     
  11. Buffettbassman

    Buffettbassman Troll Extrordinare'

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    I can guess who the "one" was.

    Heard from Scott York...He's a no. Same for Stevens Miller.

    :)
     
  12. rabbitat

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    Hi, I'm from Ashburn Farm and have been participating in the public hearings to express opposition to the plan to redraw the boundaries for Stone Bridge.

    Thanks for all the support from Broadlands!

    I have some info on the speculation about the ISA property. We received a note from Lori Waters, proposing that HS6 be postponed, and instead the ISA property would be developed with the Monroe Academy and a new HS. The attendees of the new HS would be residents of the areas north of 7, heading east to include Kincora, in an 'inverted C'. She wanted our feedback on the plan.

    - rabbit
     
  13. fidothedog

    fidothedog Member

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    I should clarify that for the public speakers and people in attendence that it was 5 to 1 against the plan. The School Board only listened to the speakers and did not vote.
     
  14. mdcrim

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    Here's the latest proposal from the fearless Supervisor, Lori Waters:

    1) Co-locate the Monroe Advanced Technology Academy (MATA) and the next Ashburn high school on the county-owned Ashburn property, formerly the ISA site, which was purchased for educational purposes.
    2) Build MATA and the high school as separate facilities but at the same time in FY11, which should result in some construction cost savings.
    3) Put MATA and the high school on the ballot for voter approval in Nov. 2010.
    4) Construct the schools over two years and open them in September 2013.
    5) Plan for HS-8 to be built on the Loudoun Valley Estates II site at some point in the future when areas south of the Greenway begin developing again.
    6) While boundaries are determined by the School Board, the theory would be to keep Ashburn Farm and Belmont in Stone Bridge, keep Ashburn Village in Broad Run, and then draw a backwards C that would include Lansdowne, University Center, One Loudoun, and the Regency into the new high school. Consideration will also be given to all the other smaller communities to try to keep them together and stable in a school for the long term, while relieving Stone Bridge HS and Broad Run HS.
    7) As part of the compromise, request that the School Board allow any student who would potentially face a move while already in high school to stay in the school he or she started in. For instance, if a student starts in Stone Bridge, let him or her finish in Stone Bridge. If a student starts in Tuscarora, let him or her finish at Tuscarora.
    8) The School Board will have to decide what to do in the short-term, whether to use portable classrooms or temporarily use seats in the central Loudoun schools. I acknowledge that this could mean temporarily moving Lansdowne entirely to Tuscarora HS until the new high school would open on the county-owned site in Ashburn.
    9) Per community request, consider having a second science academy included in a new Ashburn high school on the county-owned Ashburn site in order to enhance academic offerings. Hundreds of students are currently being turned away from the science academy offered at Dominion HS due to hundreds more applicants than seats available.
    10) If there is a desire to maintain the feeder system, appropriately locate MS-6 to feed Stone Bridge HS, and then have Belmont Ridge MS feed the new high school.
    11) This plan would have no impact on the construction of HS-7, south of Route 50.


    This plan STILL calls for an advancement of HS-6 ahead of schedule, not to mention the added traffic on Waxpool. Honestly, we should just offer to move her family to an Ashburn neighborhood. Could save the county millions and millions of dollars. I don't understand her obvious prejudice toward the Leesburg schools.
     
  15. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Could Lori Waters' position have anything to do with the Kincora buildout? Would there be a reason she is pushing this before Kincora starts? Just speculating here...
     
  16. Buffettbassman

    Buffettbassman Troll Extrordinare'

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    Based on my e-mail responses from the other supervisors, she doesn't have a prayer.:nono:
     
  17. Buffettbassman

    Buffettbassman Troll Extrordinare'

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    I love a good conspiracy!
     
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    When exactly does her term end?????
     
  20. wahoogeek

    wahoogeek New Member

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    The school board vote is not until the end of April. The next public meeting is April 16th but that is a "working" meeting with no public speaking.

    Everyone needs to email the school board and BoS to tell them that they oppose this plan, that the desire to keep the belmont ridge to SBHS feeder system intact does not outweigh the cross county disruption it will cause as students are bumped south. I for sure don't want my kids to going all the way to stone hill for school. Instead of using feeder system in the Ashburn area, tell the school board to align boundaries with communities so children who grow up together can stay together in high school, that its ridiculous to bus kids 4 miles south when there is a school they can walk to. (When all is said and done and this plan is defeated, I'd love to hear the real story on this proposed plan that goes against most of the stated objectives and guidelines.)
     

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