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F.C’s PTAs Begin Weighing In to Fight for Passage of Bond Referendum

GABI SANDOZ (left) president of the Mason High PTSA and Trish Horowitz, president of the Elementary PTA, compared notes tonight at the annual Thomas Jefferson Ice Cream Social and Information Fair. A record attendance at the school year kick-off event provided plenty of opportunities for case to be made for passing the November referendum. (Photo: News-Press)
GABI SANDOZ (left) president of the Mason High PTSA and Trish Horowitz, president of the Elementary PTA, compared notes tonight at the annual Thomas Jefferson Ice Cream Social and Information Fair. A record attendance at the school year kick-off event provided plenty of opportunities for case to be made for passing the November referendum. (Photo: News-Press)

Falls Church’s Elementary PTA organization, representing the Thackrey Pre-School, Mt. Daniel and Jefferson Elementary Schools, came out formally Tuesday night to join the fight to pass the $15.6 million school bond referendum on this November’s ballot in the City. The George Mason High School PTSA is expected to follow suit at a meeting at the high school Wednesday night.

Tuesday’s announcement marked an unusual step for the Elementary PTA organization to take such a strong stand on a ballot measure. Trish Horowitz, president of the Elementary PTA, was enthusiastic and excited by the development, as was Gabi Sandoz, president of the GMHS PTSA, anticipating that her organization will follow suit Wednesday.