Articles by: Susan Kearney

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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