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Middle & High School Boundaries

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by lilpea, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    I agree. People are going to give the board members their emotional appeal, which is completely understandable and expected, but they need to back it up with a plan. Just saying "don't do" something isn't going to be enough.
     
  2. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    So true, but it's put us in the position we're in now. I guess that's life in growing suburbia.
     
  3. Silly Yak

    Silly Yak Member

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    So, I am in 30.1 and hoping someone could clear somethings up. First, I have a daughter going to Briar Woods next year. Would she switch to the new Broad Run? Second, I have a daughter at Hillside, would she move to Dominion Trail?

    I must say, telling people that their kids can't walk across the street to school, but instead need to get on a bus for 30 minutes seems silly.
     
  4. joy

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    Your daughter at Briar Woods will still be going to Briar Woods next year. The year after that is in question (for all of us). The staff base plan has her slated to move to Broad Run, but the community is engaged in not letting that happen.

    Your daughter at Hillside is staying at Hillside. We're hoping that is a permanent thing. Those boundaries were decided last fall. The next ES in our area is not scheduled to open until 2016.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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  7. Traci

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    For regular updates here is a great link:

    http://www.lcps.org/Page/104720

    To reach out to School Board members:

    http://www.lcps.org/Page/1629

    To join our Keep Broadlands Together Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/keepbroadlandstogether/
     
  8. VoiceGuy07

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    Was watching the Board of Supervisors meeting on TV this afternoon. During the comment period, there were a handful of Brambletonians talking about the proposed school boundaries and all launched "pleas for help" at the supervisors around the proposed zoning by way of the school board budget.

    Most comments spoke to the "fiscal irresponsibility" (definitely the phrase of the day) of busing Brambleton students out of the neighborhood, not approving walk zones within 1.5 miles around Briar Woods and the general theme that Briar Woods was built for the Brambleton neighborhood.

    Cliff K was there commenting about the budget so he may have additional info. Liked your comments by the way, Cliff!
     
  9. stevensrmiller

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    Some folks have the misconception that the board of supervisors has control over how the schools spend their money. Fact is, the supervisors allocate a block of cash, and the school system spends it as the school system sees fit. Trying to pressure the supervisors into pressuring the school board on a specific expenditure simply doesn't work.
     
  10. VoiceGuy07

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    Based on the consistent message, they sure think so. Either way, was interesting to hear Brambleton's messaging.
     
  11. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Folks, things are coming down to the wire regarding this issue. There are two School Board meetings left:

    • Monday, April 15th @ 6:30 pm Staff Briefing & School Board Attendance Zone Public Hearing – LCPS Administrative Building
    • Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6:30 pm School Board Adoption of Secondary School Attendance Zones – LCPS Administrative Building
    The meeting on the 23rd is the final vote - Only 2 weeks away!

    If you haven't gotten involved yet, want more information and/or want to help, please join the Keep Broadlands Together Facebook group located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/keepbroadlandstogether/

    This group is run by Broadlands residents and has become the central discussion area surrounding the school boundaries and how Broadlands could be affected. Residents are also using this space to discuss strategy, upcoming meetings, inform neighbors, etc. If you haven't already, I urge you to join the group and get involved NOW. With 2 weeks left before the final vote, there's not much time left. The group has over 400 members, but more members means more people involved!
     
  12. Traci

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    Please be sure when asking to join to provide your name, address, and DN# if you know it. Thanks!!
     
  13. Villager

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    Please please please pass the word on to attend tonight's meeting. The latest plan creates an island out of Broadlands and ships all of us through Briar Woods neighborhoods on order to get to high school 6 in Loudoun Valley Estates. There are 3 schools closer to us now.

    If you can't make the meeting, than at least email to and/or post on all of the school board members facebook pages with your concerns. If we are apathetic, we will need to live with th consequences.
     
  15. Villager

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    The middle school numbers in the Turgeon plan are unacceptable.
     
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    In case you are not in the facebook group:

    School Board phone numbers, pictures, and e-mail addresses can be found here:http://www.lcps.org/Page/1629

    School Board members' Facebook pages and where they represent:
    Kevin Kuesters, Broad Run (most of Broadlands, Ashburn Village)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-Serves-Loudoun/159555617451695

    Eric Hornberger, Ashburn (Broadlands Overland Park, Ashburn Farm, ...)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vote-Eric-Hornberger/202249939805781

    Jill Turgeon, Blue Ridge (Brambleton and western Loudoun)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jill-Turgeon-Loudoun-County-School-Board/158519027549340

    Jeff Morse, Dulles (Loudoun Valley Estates, South Riding, ...)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elect-Jeff-Morse/169110796486185

    Debbie Rose, Algonkian (University Center, Cascades, Potomac Falls, ...)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Debbie-Rose-School-Board/229761087089898

    Bill Fox, Leesburg (Leesburg)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bill...chool-Board-Leesburg-District/121549424607181

    Jennifer Bergel, Catoctin (River Creek, Potomac Station, around Leesburg)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Keller-Bergel-School-Board/130899350337531

    Brenda Sheridan, Sterling (Sterling Park, ...)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brenda-L-Sheridan/206080126153543

    Tom Reed, At-Large (Loudoun County)(None found)
     
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    If we read Plan 12 and the various comments correctly, it appears to offer long-term stability for established communities, like Broadlands.

    We need long-term solutions that encourage stability for communities that are built-out and allow other areas like Brambleton to continue to expand and once that community is built-out, finalize additional zoning alignments for those areas.

    Someone wrote the following on the Brambleton message board and I agree with the sentiment. Change is difficult for everyone but change can bring opportunity. Change does not mean our children will receive a bad education, although they may meet new friends along the way. We have much to be thankful for living in one of the wealthiest counties in the U.S.

     

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