• Supervisors, School Board Excited by Budget Projections

    Supervisors, School Board Excited by Budget Projections

    An unexpected revenue increase projection has Loudoun County government officials optimistic as they begin the process of the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget. Earlier this month, the Commissioner of the Revenue revised initial projections that the county would see as much as a 1 percent decline in revaluation of its portfolio year over year. Instead, the

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  • Chesterbrook Academy Commemorates Aldie Expansion

    Chesterbrook Academy Commemorates Aldie Expansion

    Chesterbrook Academy principals and administrators celebrated the opening of the new Aldie facility with a ribbon cutting on Jan. 17. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock joined other community and law enforcement officials in celebrating the opening of the new school. “We’re making sure we’re getting the best education possible. It’s great when you see a facility like

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  • Superintendent Presents Proposed $1.1 Billion Budget

    Superintendent Presents Proposed $1.1 Billion Budget

    Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Superintendent Eric Williams presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget to the School Board on Jan. 12. The proposed budget represents an increase of $93.6 million (9.1 percent) from the current budget, raising annual spending from $1.03 billion to $1.124 billion. “Our Vision 20/20 strategic plan reflects our aspirations. It

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  • The Many Faces of Homelessness

    The Many Faces of Homelessness

    Donna Fortier sits at the front desk of the Mobile Hope office with volunteers. Loudoun County and non-profits strive to meet growing, differentiated needs of those without a fixed night time address. The students in Kelli Surbella’s biology class at Potomac Falls High School had a take home assignment. Take a picture of a tree outside your home

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  • Loudoun School Board Says NO to LGBTQ-Specific Protections

    Loudoun School Board Says NO to LGBTQ-Specific Protections

    In what was a much-anticipated first regular business meeting of the new year on Jan. 10, the Loudoun County School Board voted 5-4 against adding LGBTQ-specific protections to the public school system’s employment discrimination policy. An amendment adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes was initially proposed by vice chairman Brenda Sheridan (Sterling) on Nov.

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  • School Board Elects Morse as Chairman, Sets Meeting Times and Appointments

    School Board Elects Morse as Chairman, Sets Meeting Times and Appointments

    LGBTQ issues to be taken up at next meeting Jan 10. Dulles District School Board member Jeff Morse was elected chairman of the Loudoun County School Board on Jan. 9, during the board’s organizational meeting of the new year. Morse was nominated for the chairmanship by outgoing chairman Eric Hornberger (Ashburn), and elected on an 8-0-1

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