Articles by: Susan Kearney

Guest Commentary: Everyone Benefits from Strong City Schools

January 8, 2015 12:13 PM0 comments

On Tuesday, January 13, our school superintendent will present recommendations for the FY2016 operating budget to the School Board at its monthly meeting in the City Council Chambers. As requested by the Board, she will present several options for the community’s consideration. One will demonstrate what is needed to operate […]

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Guest Commentary: The Capital Allocation Process & Our Schools

September 18, 2014 10:00 AM1 comment

In this space last week, guest commentators Juergen Tooren and Johannah Barry raised a number of questions about the Mount Daniel bond referendum, the City’s capital allocation process (CIP), and the fairness of the capital allocation process to the community. While I agree with some of the points they raise, […]

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Guest Commentary: A Look at the School Board’s Budget Request

March 20, 2014 8:53 AM1 comment

On March 4, after almost two months of presentations, discussion, public hearings, analysis, and deliberation, the Falls Church City School Board adopted an operating budget for the 2014-15 school year (FY15) – $44,834,600, a 9.5% increase over the current year.

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Guest Commentary: City of F.C. Schools Must Close the Funding Gap

March 21, 2013 9:36 AM1 comment

On March 5, after almost two months of presentations, discussion, hearings, analysis, and deliberation, the Falls Church City School Board adopted an operating budget for the 2013/14 school year (FY14) of $40,937,800, an 8.6% increase over the current year. Of this, the School Board is requesting a transfer from the […]

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