MDC's State of Our Schools Forum

Post date: Jan 6, 2015 5:05:50 PM

TO: Mason District Council Association Delegates

FROM: MDC Board of Directors

DATE: January 6, 2015

RE: Important Meeting Announcement regarding resolution for former Willston School site

Please see the attached resolution/petition and plan to discuss and vote on it at our membership meeting on Thursday, January 22nd, at 7:30 at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School.

As you may know, Mason District School Board Representative Sandy Evans together with the Fairfax County School Board and MDC have been seeking the return of the former Willston School site for several years. Recently, Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza sent a formal written request to Ed Long, Fairfax County Executive and the Board of Supervisors requesting that this site be used as a school once again.

The MDC Board has sent a written endorsement of that request.

According to Supervisor Penny Gross however, the Willston site has been "tabbed" for a Human Services building. The MDC Board outlines in the attached resolution why we do not feel this would be a prudent use of the land or taxpayer funds.

We would like for member associations to support our attached resolution or consider adopting a similar one within your communities.

Mason District has serious capacity issues at our schools. Responsible solutions must be discussed by the Mason District community.

Please save the date for MDC's State of Our Schools Forum with Fairfax County School Board Chairman Tamara Derenak Kaufax, Mason District School Board Representative Sandy Evans, FCPS Superintendent Karen Garza, Supervisor Penny Gross (invited) and other County facilities staff on February 10th, at 7pm at the Glasgow Middle School cafeteria where this subject will be top priority.

Thank you for your continued community support and advocacy. Please contact me or any MDC Board member if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Mollie Loeffler

Chair

Mason District Council of Community Associations

www.masondistrict.org

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