Finding room: What might get sacrificed in Loudoun’s capital budget for two new schools
From left: School Board members Thomas Reed (At Large), Jeff Morse (Dulles) and Eric Hornberger (Ashburn) at the March 2 fiscal 2016 budget work session with the county supervisors. Facebook/Ken Reid
Tue., Mar. 3 | 02:33 PM - It's down to this: what projects are the Loudoun supervisors and School Board members willing to delay in the Capital Improvement Program to accelerate a middle school and elementary school?
UPDATE: Three Loudoun supervisors considering raising taxes to fund education
Mon., Mar. 2 | 09:49 PM - The supervisors’ comments mark a potential shift for Loudoun’s all-Republican board, which has annually lowered the tax rate during its term.
UPDATE: Contender for School Board At Large seat enters ring
After months of thinking and discussing his options with colleagues, Leesburg’s Dr. Stephan Knobloch decided to run for the School Board’s At Large seat. He thought about running for the Leesburg seat, but decided At Large made sense since two contenders for Leesburg had already surfaced. Courtesy photo/Stephan Knobloch
Mon., Mar. 2 | 02:30 PM - The third contender for the School Board November elections has come forward.
Loudoun schools closed March 6
Thu., Mar. 5 | 07:47 PM - Loudoun schools are closed March 6 due to the after effects of the winter storm March 5.
New daycare set for Dulles
Thu., Mar. 5 | 05:12 PM - A new daycare is planned for Dulles, courtesy of Thurston Companies, a commercial real estate company in Manassas.
Mini scientists learn at local preschool’s science fair
Tue., Mar. 3 | 05:07 PM - Preschoolers at The Goddard School in Leesburg became mini scientists at the school's science fair Feb. 28.
Charter school amendment approved in General Assembly session
Mon., Mar. 2 | 05:47 PM - A proposed constitutional amendment empowering the state Board of Education to create charter schools has cleared this year’s final hurdle.
Supervisors’ budget meeting Monday to focus on schools
Mon., Mar. 2 | 11:34 AM - Loudoun's Board of Supervisors will meet Monday to discuss the fiscal 2016 budget and funding for Loudoun County Public Schools. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the county government center and can be viewed here through webcast.
Loudoun School Board member Tom Reed will not seek re-election
Thu., Feb. 26 | 07:41 PM - Loudoun School Board member Tom Reed will not seek re-election for his At Large seat in the upcoming elections, he told the Times-Mirror Feb. 26.
The beat goes on: Fund our schools, Loudoun education advocates plead
Advocates for more education funding in Loudoun County attended a School Board budget hearing earlier this year. Many of the same faces and signs could be seen at a county public hearing Feb. 25. Courtesy Photo
Thu., Feb. 26 | 04:05 PM - One speaker after another – roughly 40 in all – pressed the all-Republican Board of Supervisors to fully fund the $981 million budget.
Middleburg Charter School community reacts to LEA
Wed., Feb. 25 | 11:05 AM - Some members of the Middleburg Community Charter School have raised stark objections to the Loudoun Education Association's assertion that all the school's teachers save one have put in requests for a transfer.
Loudoun schools Charter Committee pushes Middleburg Charter probation discussion
Tue., Feb. 24 | 05:28 PM - The Charter Committee of the School Board voted Monday to recommend discussion of Middleburg Community Charter's probation to the full board.
Lawmakers have tentative agreement on Va. state budget
Tue., Feb. 24 | 04:25 PM - Leaders in the Virginia House and Senate say they've come to an agreement on a proposed state budget that will include small raises for state employees and teachers.
Loudoun School Board Charter Committee endorses second county charter application
Tue., Feb. 24 | 02:22 PM - The Loudoun School Board Charter Committee is sending its recommendation for the full board to approve the Hillsboro Charter Academy application.
VDOE seeks applicants for after-school enrichment program grant
Mon., Feb. 23 | 03:57 PM - VDOE seeks applicants for after-school enrichment program grants.