Tag: 13th high school
Prince William County School Board passed an $1.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018, assuring the PRICE model for the new high school.
At a presentation on the new location of the new 13th Prince William County high school, parents weighed pros and cons of the new location adjacent to Jiffy Lube Live, the outdoor concert venue in Bristow.
Prince William school board members addressed pressing issues such as the snow days, the 13th High School, teacher salaries and the school budget, at their Gainesville-Brentsville budget town hall meeting, Tuesday.
Gainesville school board member Alyson Satterwhite defended the Jan. 4 special meeting of the Prince William County School Board and the vote to accept $21.2 million in funding for new Prince William school construction during school board members’ time at the Feb. 1 meeting.
At the Prince William School Board meeting, held Jan. 18, the board voted to rescind the minutes from the special meeting held two weeks prior, and in doing so, invalidate the vote taken then to approve the PRICE model for the new high school.
“During the 2015 election, I don’t remember any candidate for the school board stating that current class sizes were appropriate or that portable classrooms were an acceptable learning facility. Quite the contrary, all current school board members ran on a platform of reducing class sizes. Yet a year after the current board took office, we don’t see them working to revise or accelerate the Capital Improvement Plan to fulfill that promise and we have yet to see a comprehensive strategy against which we, the voters, can measure progress.”
Prince William County Schools’ administration does not expect a delay in the construction of the 13th county high school due to a letter school board members sent to the Department of Justice requesting an investigation.
Alyson Satterwhite, Gainesville member with the Prince William County School Board, believes the special meeting of the school board will go forward based on its legality.
In a ‘Letter to the Editor,’ Supervisor Pete Candland (R) of Gainesville encourages the Prince William County School Board to consider the Board of County Supervisors grant and suggests that it might be time to eliminate the revenue sharing agreement between the county and the schools.