Jones Makes Case for Mt. Daniel Bond Referendum

F.C. superintendent Toni Jones at Monday’s Planning Commission meeting. (Photo: News-Press)

Though she is unable by policy to make a formal endorsement for the passage of the upcoming November bond referendum in the City of Falls Church, Dr. Toni Jones, Falls Church’s School Superintendent, made a strong case for the needs that passage of the referendum would provide for the Mt. Daniel Elementary School in a presentation before the F.C. Planning Commission Monday night. The $15.6 million bond referendum would increase the capacity of the school to 792 first and second graders by doubling the number of classrooms from 18 to 36, make it fully ADA compliant, provide more recreational space, provide media, gym, cafeteria, art, music, day care and specialty rooms to accommodate the recent years’ record growth of enrollment.

Overall, the system has absorbed a doubling of its student enrollment from 1,215 in 1991 to 2,495 in 2015. The commissioners continued their action on the item to their next meeting.