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Loudoun County schools re-evaluating policy on transgender bathroom use

After receiving a joint directive from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on May 13, Loudoun County Public Schools is reevaluating its policy on transgender student bathroom and locker room use.

Sophomore Marissa Sumathipala of Broad Run High School (left) and senior Wyatt Pontius of the Academy of Science and Potomac Falls High School both won grand prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last week. Photo Courtesy/Loudoun County Public Schools

Two Loudoun students win grand prizes at international science fair

Two Loudoun County Public Schools students won grand prizes and best in category awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held May 8 through 13 in Phoenix.

Attendance zone changes move thousands of Loudoun students

The board voted to adopt the attendance zone plan that will move the least amount of students, Plan 2. The plan does not move any students living south of U.S. Route 50, like Plan 3 proposed to do.

Loudoun supervisors moving forward with new comprehensive plan

Supervisors on Thursday endorsed the process for developing a new countywide plan by approving a comprehensive plan charter, something county officials say outlines the process for creating the document.

County public information officer Glen Barbour, left, and Loudoun County Public Schools public information officer Wayde Byard both manage million-dollar budgets and a staff of eight.

Meet the messengers: Loudoun County spends at least $3M to manage its message

Loudoun County will spend north of $3 million in the next fiscal year on people who craft, curate and communicate the county's message to the public.

The housing market is hot in Loudoun

“It’s amazing,” said PJ Riner of Weichert Realtors in Ashburn. “If it’s priced correctly, if it’s marketed well and it shows well, it’s going to go very quickly, within a matter of days.”

Loudoun chairwoman wants to re-evaluate county’s ‘Sister City’ partnerships

Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D) is calling for the county to re-evaluate its “sister city” relationships, questioning whether her colleagues and county staffers even understand what the true purpose is.

Loudoun School Board works to bridge the budget gap

Superintendent of Schools Eric Williams proposed a list of recommended budget cuts, possible reductions and cuts staff does not recommended making.

Madison Mattison received the Meritorious Civilian Award on Thursday at the 31st annual Valor Awards, hosted by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. Standing by her side on stage is, from right to left, her mother Denise Mattison and Loudoun County Deputy Casey Smith. Times-Mirror/David Manning

More than 130 honored at annual Loudoun Valor Awards in Leesburg

Even with children, a fight or flight instinct kicks in when faced with the most grueling of circumstances. On Jan. 15, 2015, Madison Mattison, an eighth-grade Ashburn student, decided to fight.

Wine critic Jon Bonné says the world has taken note of Virginia wine

Two Loudoun County wineries, Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville and Middleburg's Boxwood Winery, earned admiring shout-outs during Jon Bonné's address.

Big attendance zone changes coming to eastern end of Loudoun

The opening of Brambleton Middle School in 2017 and a new high school that has yet to be named (HS-11) in 2019 sparked the need to redraw attendance zones from Ashburn to South Riding.

Businesses, individuals can now sign up for the Sterling Spring Job Fair

First-term Loudoun County Supervisor Koran Saines will host the annual Spring Job Fair in Sterling May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane in Sterling.

A Leesburg elementary student holds his younger sister while his family listens to a bilingual informational meeting on Central Loudoun rezoning hosted by Educate Don’t Segregate.
Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

Loudoun School Board members refute accusations of segregation

At Monday night’s work session, the first since the group Educate Don’t Segregate-LCPS popped up on social media and garnered attention from national news outlets, board members who support Plan 12 went on the defensive.

Loudoun supervisors signal higher taxes, $17M funding gap for local schools

Loudoun County's Board of Supervisors has indicated it will support a minor tax hike for the upcoming fiscal year, but not one large enough to satisfy Loudoun's public school proponents.

The race for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District takes shape

The two candidates for Congress in Virginia's 10th District, incumbent Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat LuAnn Bennett, formally kicked off their campaigns in Loudoun County this month.
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