• School Board Chair Irked by Supervisors’ Fund Transfer

    School Board Chair Irked by Supervisors’ Fund Transfer

    A change in the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ proposed FY 2018 budget has left the School Board’s Self-Insurance Fund reduced — and some school officials displeased. Along with a sizable tax cut, Supervisors are planning to transfer $1.15 billion — nearly 8.5 percent more than current funding — to the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) in their new budget.  As

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  • UPDATE: School Board Fires Brewer, Offers Annual Probationary Contract with Conditions

    UPDATE: School Board Fires Brewer, Offers Annual Probationary Contract with Conditions

    After a months-long investigation, the Loudoun County School Board unanimously voted to terminate Dominion High School Principal John Brewer’s continuous contract following a closed meeting March 20. In a split vote, the board subsequently offered to re-hire Brewer on a year-to-year basis for the next three years with conditions. Eric Hornberger (Ashburn), Brenda Sheridan (Sterling) and Jill

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  • LCPS Releases Statement on Ex-Dominion High School Band Teacher

    LCPS Releases Statement on Ex-Dominion High School Band Teacher

    As the investigation into Dominion High School Principal John Brewer continues, Loudoun County Public Schools has released information about the county’s knowledge of complaints against band director Brian Damron. Damron left his teaching position at Dominion High School for a position in a Florida school system where he reportedly behaved inappropriately toward a student. Brewer

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  • PHILLIPS Offers Academics, Life Lessons to Special Needs Students

    PHILLIPS Offers Academics, Life Lessons to Special Needs Students

    Tucked away in the wooded campus of the Freedom Center is one of Loudoun’s best kept secrets: the PHILLIPS Building Futures Program. PHILLIPS is a private day school for students with special needs. The program takes a maximum of 10 students ages 14 to 21 who don’t do well in the public school setting. Some

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  • Spartan Spectacular to Showcase Area Winterguard Units

    Spartan Spectacular to Showcase Area Winterguard Units

    This Saturday, the Broad Run High School Band Program, BRHS Band Boosters and the Atlantic Indoor Association, will host their eighth Spartan Spectacular, welcoming over 30 Winterguard units from across the region to the competition floor. These units — featuring middle school, scholastic, university and independent programs — will compete across seven classification levels. Each Winterguard

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  • No Formal Action Taken in Brewer Matter

    No Formal Action Taken in Brewer Matter

    After nearly four hours of a closed session, the Loudoun County School Board announced it had not taken any formal action on terminating Dominion High School Principal John Brewer on March 13. The School Board will have another closed, special meeting March 20, Eric DeKennip (Catoctin) said. Dominion High School principal John Brewer was put

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