Monday, December 31, 2012
Hunter Mill School School Board member shares visions for the new year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
As 2013 approaches, Patch has asked Fairfax County School Board members to share their goals and priorities for 2013. Hunter Mill Rep Pat Hynes' goals run unedited below. As I finish my first year on the school board, I’m humbled by many debts of gratitude. Thank you to all those who helped me understand, were patient with my mistakes, who had the courage to advocate and the courage to move forward with faith. Thanks, especially, to the educators, who take good care of our children’s minds and hearts every day. Finally, thanks to Patch for giving me this opportunity to look forward. My five goals for the next year on school board - in no particular order because everything is crucial and should have been done yesterday - are: Happy New …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Reston's short lines, long list of reasons for casting a vote.
Election Day in Reston started with beautiful weather and light-but-steady poll traffic as voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on new school board members, state legislators and a $252 million bond referendum. In 2009 -- a year in which many local races were contested -- voter turnout was 40.4 percent statewide, according to the state board of elections. But "I'll be surprised if we break 30 percent countywide," Cameron Quinn, in charge of elections, told Patch Tuesday morning. That figure is consistent with voter turnout in 2007. The county, as of Nov. 1, had 640,689 "active" voter registrations. That figure would be just a little lower than four years ago, she said. This year, some citizens voted the ticket, as they said they …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Candidates answer questions about pensions, start time, honors courses at Vienna American Legion
Just five days before voters head to the polls for the Nov. 8 elections, Hunter Mill School Board candidates Pat Hynes and Nancy Linton faced off Thursday in a debate at Vienna's American Legion, sounding off on topics from school start times, to employee pensions and school board spending. The debate between the candidates, who are vying for the seat Stu Gibson has occupied for 16 years, included a few pointed moments rare to this race, as Linton, a Herndon resident, said some people she has spoken with felt Hynes was too close to Gibson and would not be able to ask the tough questions of central office's management, particularly, Superintendent Jack Dale. Hynes, who as a Fairfax County Public School teacher would be the board's lone …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Teachers union does not support two incumbents
The Fairfax County Federation of Teachers announced their support for five Democrat-endorsed candidates, six Republican-endorsed candidates and one Independent in the Fairfax County School Board Race. The teachers union did not endorse incumbents Kathy Smith (Sully) or Janie Strauss (Dranesville). Members of the union voted on the endorsements after reviewing the candidates’ answers to an 11-question survey, said President Steven Greenburg. The questions focused on "big picture" issues like retirement, salary, minority students and the teacher voice in the classroom. Of not endorsing two incumbents but giving the nod to several others, Greenburg, who said he couldn’t speak for why his members voted the way they did, said being an …