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Summer will wait one more day.
D. Brown April 12, 2014 at 07:28 am
Why bother? The books and supplies will be packed away. It is just a waste of people's time.
Rolling Thunder 2013 April 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm
@D. Brown. I thoroughly agree. Waste of time and money.
afsheri April 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Agree - what is the point? More money spent on opening for a few hours for zero productivity. AddRead More some Saturdays to the schedule between now and then.
School Delay Decision from Fairfax County Schools. Patch File.
The Convict March 19, 2014 at 04:02 am
Yes, I'm sure our lagging performance against other countries can rightly be attributed toRead More weather-related, school opening delays. I don't know about your kids, but mine, instead of walking headlong into traffic in order to get to the bus stop because of a lack of properly cleared sidewalks, went to the YMCA instead. So, while your kid was out there toughening up by standing in the cold, the Delinquents were toughening up in the gym so that they can literally kick the world's ass.
Mike March 20, 2014 at 04:23 pm
Our lagging performance has everything to do with the idiots running Henrdon Elementary. Lots of forRead More sale signs going up this spring as a result! Nice job HE! I see Brenda Wichman was nice enough to perpetuate the whine about the poor kiddies having to stand and walk on snow at the bus stop or on their way to school! OH THE HORROR! Man some parents are freakin...well, you know.
Tara March 20, 2014 at 05:20 pm
I see you like kids.....
Closing/Delay Information for Fairfax County Schools. Patch file photo.
RADIO GUY March 16, 2014 at 07:05 pm
Of course schools should be closed if road conditions endanger school children.
Kathie Diapoulis March 16, 2014 at 07:22 pm
I just got an email from Fairfax County School stating that they were closed tomorrow.
FCPS sent out a message Sunday night about school on Monday. Patch archive photo
The Convict March 16, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Yippee! Another day home from work. Looks like me and kiddos are heading out to the ski slopes.
Snow Day Decision from Fairfax County Schools. Patch file photo.
John Lovaas March 3, 2014 at 06:02 pm
Mmain roads are already OK, but side streets, cup de sacs, etc likely in bad shape. Nobody wantsRead More another makeup day, but it has to be safety of the kids first.
Joseph V. Morris March 3, 2014 at 06:07 pm
What I'd like to know after the past few months is why it now takes three mouse clicks (starting onRead More the Reston Patch newsletter) to get to the substantive information? Do you have some policy problem with simply making it a one-click choice from the newsletter? (It's not exactly rocket science.)
There's a way around the calendar crunch for some snow days: a state waiver. Patch file photo.
Cee IheartNez Carter February 17, 2014 at 11:47 am
Since they are not going to change the date of regularly scheduled testing I don't think that makingRead More up the days do anything good for the students. Unless these days can be made up in advance of the test (sol, ect) so my vote it to not extend school!
MomtoB February 18, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Most schools around the world have classes year round. We have 180 days and then aren't even goingRead More to make up the ten missed days. It's ridiculous. These kids need to be in school. Yes make up the days, go to a longer school year. Make Monday's full day, take away teacher work days and whatever else it takes. There were talks about starting before Labor Day every year - why didn't that take place? Our kids are missing out on education and they need to be in school more to make up for it.
Meg February 19, 2014 at 03:43 pm
Maybe schools should have thought of this before classes were cancelled. There's no reason kidsRead More can't go to school because of the threat of snow. And "storms" where we get 2 inches and classes cancelled are JOKE. And I'm sorry when temps are in the low 20's with windchills in the teens or single digits - that's what layers are for... wear winter clothing and dress for the weather. I have absolutely no sympathy for the kids needing to be in school longer.
School Closings, Delays Info for Fairfax County Public Schools. Patch file photo
Rachel Elizabeth Cargle February 12, 2014 at 05:11 pm
If you are in need of childcare during tomorrows snow day your little ones are invited to The SitterRead More Circle "Snow Day Play Date" Songs, crafts, games, a bounce house and great new friends! Click on the EVENTS page of www.thesittercircle.com for more information!
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) February 12, 2014 at 08:03 pm
Thanks for posting your information Rachel!
Skip Endale February 12, 2014 at 08:35 pm
school closings etc being the know https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean/ just sane.
Teachers Dressing Casual For a Raise in Fairfax County
John G February 11, 2014 at 02:47 pm
What a crock this line is : "Teachers should not have to commute because they can no longerRead More afford to live in those same neighborhoods." Does that mean the teachers in Malibu should be paid enough so they can live in beachfront properties?
John G January 29, 2014 at 10:27 am
More wimpification...brush the car or bus off, start it up and drive ....sad
The Convict January 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm
It was nice taking the kids to the Y before school this morning. We should do this more often.
Karen Garza, the superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools issued a letter Tuesday about the school division's accidental hiring of several convicted felons. (Patch file.)
Margaret Perry January 28, 2014 at 03:02 pm
Something seems slightly off. I can understand that human errors occur, perhaps that check box wasRead More left blank or it was overlooked. But shouldn't they have been discovered when the rigorous background check was completed? "Every FCPS employee undergoes a rigorous background check including fingerprinting for a police and FBI record check, and a check against a national child abuse registry." So did they not do the checks when those individuals were hired? Did someone choose to overlook the results? Are we only checking for felonies that occurred within the Commonwealth? Just curious
Fairfax County Public Schools officials admitted they mistakenly hired seven felons between 1996 and 2009.
John Smith January 28, 2014 at 04:23 pm
I posted a comment here earlier, but it's not here now. Anybody have an explanation for itsRead More disappearance?
John Smith January 28, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Following, fwiw, is the comment I posted here this morning and which subsequently vanishedRead More mysteriously: Directly relevant to this topic is the 2013 Virginia Civil Rights Restoration Guide http://b.3cdn.net/advancement/cf54939bb16ba7cbc9_acm6vunw0.pdf . Non-violent felons who have not committed further infractions of the law for some reasonable period after serving their sentence should be allowed -- and encouraged -- to once again become productive members of society.
edgy one January 29, 2014 at 12:27 am
Another example of how drug policy is destroying the country by stigmatizing citizens for the restRead More of their lives and keeping them down. The woman served 3.5 years for a conviction 24 years ago. And now, is being fired from her job. Why doesn't anyone else see the injustice in this? This is disgusting.
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