Announcing her candidacy for re-election to the Falls Church School Board last week, current board chair Susan Kearney issued the following statement:
“Falls Church City’s schools are considered by many as the best in the D.C. area and state of Virginia, and deservedly so. While our accomplishments are many, there is more important work to be done:
“We must find innovative ways to make sure that EVERY child has the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential no matter what level of learning and ability they bring with them to school;
“Our staff must be fairly compensated for the outstanding work they do and the excellent results they achieve;
“Our facilities must be upgraded, expanded, and modernized to accommodate the number of students we educate and the modern teaching methods required, especially George Mason; and
“We must work collaboratively and civilly with our colleagues on City Council to establish a predictable funding mechanism that recognizes the investment required to maintain a world class school system for the benefit of the entire Falls Church community.
“These will be my priorities for the next two years if re-elected.”