“Let’s give a big ‘Thank You!’ to City Council for reducing our local tax rate for the first time in 15 years…Our School Board deserves a much smaller ‘thanks’ for finally concluding the school re-naming process.”
I am concerned that at least one of the recommended names submitted by the School Renaming Committees would require our town to go through the renaming process yet again: Mattie Gundry Elementary School.
“I am dismayed by the recent FCNP article, ‘Uncertainty During Reopening Process Caused Some to Leave F.C. School System’ and its omission of crucial details.”
Beyond just surviving, the Falls Church live music scene has become a huge draw throughout the area and Falls Church is being referred to as the new hub of live music in the D.C. region.
“Mr. McKay dismissed the 70 people who testified at the Board hearing as a small fraction of County residents. In fact, we represented civic and homeowner associations that added up to many thousands of households who opposed removing citizens from the land use process, which ZMOD did for interior ALUs.”
“Before we jump and give permission for the building of the 2nd Phase of Founders Row would it not be wise to wait and see how Phase 1 effects the neighborhood?”
“Regarding a reader’s recent suggestion that Fairfax County change the name of Falls Church High School, according to Virginia demographic/zip code statistics, more than twice as many people live in the “Falls Church” part of Fairfax County served by “Falls Church High School” than live in the City of Falls Church.”
“The county’s use of our name is vestigial and inappropriate, since its high school has no actual connection to Falls Church.”
“Your recent question: ‘Should people pushing for the schools to reopen volunteer to make it happen?’ is loaded with implications with which I take issue.”
It’s easy to be thrilled that the Fairfax County School Board has made class time missed for civic reasons an excused absence. But let’s think about this a moment.