Fairfax County School Board Adopts Board of Supervisors’ Inclusion Policy

April 7, 2017 12:17 PM0 comments

After a lengthy discussion Thursday night, the Fairfax County School Board voted 9-0 with three abstentions to adopt the inclusion and diversity policy statement that the county’s Board of Supervisors approved unanimously.

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F.C. School Board Changes Plans For Mt. Daniel School

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The Falls Church School Board voted Thursday night to change the configuration of the Mt. Daniel Elementary renovation, responding in part to the $2 million in unexpected added costs to the project that came to light last month. The school will now serve pre-kindergarten through the first grade, instead of […]

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Falls Church at Top of Virginia Health Rankings Again

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The 2017 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps released last week shows the City of Falls Church, as well as several Northern Virginia counties, once again near the top of the state in both health factors and outcome.

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Area Reps Call for Federal $ for WMATA

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U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner and Representative Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer and Barbara Comstock, along with U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Steny Hoyer, Eleanor Holmes Norton, John P. Sarbanes, John Delaney, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin, have sent a letter to Congressional appropriators calling […]

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All 40 McAuliffe Vetoes Upheld in Richmond

April 6, 2017 10:55 AM0 comments

At Wednesday’s “veto session” in Richmond, all 40 of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s vetoes were sustained by the legislature. Democrats in the House and in the Senate sustained McAuliffe’s vetoes of bills that would have 1. defunded Planned Parenthood, 2. required copies of photo-IDs to be mailed in with absentee […]

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Fairfax Supervisors Adopt Inclusion Resolution

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This week the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a resolution affirming diversity and inclusion, according to the office of board chair Sharon Bulova. Its states, among other things, that Fairfax County “is and will continue to be a county that exemplifies values of respect and acceptance; we […]

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Catholic Bishop Leads Prayer in F.C.

April 5, 2017 8:41 PM0 comments

This Tuesday, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington led 50 people in prayer outside the Falls Church Healthcare Center on S. Washington Street, an abortion clinic in Falls Church. Bishop prayed the Rosary then addressed the group. “Thank you for what you do … to transform […]

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F.C. Chamber Celebrates 70 Years, Award Winners at Annual Gala

April 6, 2017 11:36 AM0 comments

A very strong turnout of Falls Church business, civic and government leaders donned their finest to dine and mix socially at the 70th annual Platinum Ball gala of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce held at the Fairview Marriott last Saturday night. Awards were presented to Kieran Sharpe (Pillar of the Community), […]

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School Funding Issues Dominate As F.C. Budget Decision Nears

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As the deadline looms for the adoption of the next fiscal year’s budget for the City of Falls Church and its schools, all the attention is focused on the places where proposed expenses are going to require up to a four-cent increase in the real estate tax rate.

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Dr. Peter Noonan Named New F.C. Schools’ Superintendent

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The Falls Church School Board met briefly Tuesday night for what amounted to a ceremonial unanimous vote to formally hire Dr. Peter Noonan, current superintendent of the Fairfax City school system, as the ninth superintendent of the Falls Church City Schools.

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