Be there

The Board of Supervisors first budget public hearings are today. The County's proposed budget would cut $25 million from the School Board's adopted budget. Last year, the Board of Supervisors heard from us and didn't listen. Will it be any different this year?

It won't be if we don't try of course. But the landscape is different. Of the nine supervisors, four are not running for reelection. Those four include: Ken Reid, who supported our schools during last year's budget cycle; Janet Clarke, who last year and this year has spoken sympathetically to our cause; Scott York, who in previous terms was more receptive; and Shawn Williams, who proposed starting the County budget this year at the current tax rate of $1.155. We only need 5 votes to narrow the $25 million gap.

Be there today at 3pm or 6pm at the Government Center in Leesburg. Be at the last budget public hearing on Saturday at 9am at the School Administration building in Ashburn. Bring a friend with you. Call (703) 777-0204 to sign up to speak or sign up when you get there. It's time once again to stand up to support our schools. 

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