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Loudoun School Board adopts budget cuts, recognizes teacher and principal of the year

The School Board adopted approximately $5.5 million in recommended reductions on Monday.

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Middle school students in Loudoun County found drinking Xanax concoction

The Loudoun Sheriff's Office is investigating a report that multiple River Bend Middle School students were sharing drinks containing Xanax in a classroom last Friday.

One of the student posters for America Monday. Courtesy photo.

‘America Monday’ goes ahead at Loudoun County High after spat between administration and students

Students in Leesburg have been given the green light to hold an “American Day” after disgruntled students accused the school administration of shunning patriotism.

Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) pictured during her last sister city trip at Goyang Global High School in South Korea. Courtesy photo.

Loudoun County chairwoman, economic development officials head to Germany for ‘sister city’ trip

Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) and county officials will head to Main-Taunus-Kreis Germany this weekend as part of one of the county’s many “sister city” relationships with foreign countries.

MORE: Loudoun County teacher charged with DUI, open container inside school

A Loudoun County teacher was arrested today for DUI and having an open container of alcohol inside the school.

Suzie Bartel, from the Ryan Bartel Foundation. Her son Ryan took his own life in 2014. Times-Mirror/Chantalle Edmunds

Thousands of Loudoun County students rally for suicide prevention

Students from three Loudoun County high schools stepped out of class Wednesday to join a walk to raise awareness of youth suicide and prevention.

Superintendent Williams proposes cuts for budget reconciliation

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams on Tuesday presented his budget reconciliation framework for the 2018 fiscal year.

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Potowmack Elementary returns to Odyssey World Finals

For the second consecutive year, a Potowmack Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team is headed to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.

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‘Fantastic’ to be back: Brewer returns to Dominion

The principal's return follows a tumultuous few months. In March, the School Board announced its decision to approve Superintendent Eric Williams' recommendation that Brewer be dismissed from his post.

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Going green at Eagle Ridge Middle School

Nearly two acres at Eagle Ridge Middle School in Ashburn has been reforested by 6th and 7th grade students to reduce the area's pollution levels and clean stormwater runoff.

Call to action to protect Loudoun’s vulnerable children, families

A new report called “Resilient Children, Resilient Loudoun” calls for earlier and improved reporting of children who are in danger of abuse and neglect.

‘Step Up’ winner Kriti Ganotra.Courtesy Photo/YouthQuest Foundation

Technology to combat cyber threats turns judges’ heads at Loudoun Youth Step Up competition

A central processing unit (CPU) that combats computer cyber threats was hailed the winning idea at Loudoun Youth's Step Up final, Wednesday night.

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Loudoun supervisors adopt $2.5 billion budget, lower tax rate

Loudoun supervisors on Tuesday adopted a $2.5 billion county budget for fiscal 2018, a spending plan that drops the county tax rate by two cents and leaves a $5.5 million budget gap for Loudoun County Public Schools.

Loudoun supervisors slated to adopt $2.5 billion county budget Tuesday

Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors is set to adopt a two-cent tax cut today for its $2.5 billion fiscal 2018 budget, saving taxpayers some money but leaving a $5.5 million budget shortfall with local school system.

Two ‘walkaways’ at Loudoun County elementary school raise concerns

An Ashburn parent is alarmed his fourth-grade son was recently able to leave Newton-Lee Elementary undetected, and the 10-year-old child is the second student to do so in recent months.
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