Monthly Archives: November 2012

Multi-track schools: Fiscal restraint or entitlement?

In two weeks, the Loudoun School Board will vote whether to approve a year-round, multi-track schedule (YRS) to cure overcrowding at Selden’s Landing Elementary School in Lansdowne. The school’s attendance boundaries are contiguous with the borders of upscale Lansdowne on … Continue reading

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Mapping HS8

Lansdowne High School is planned to have a capacity of 1600 students, according to Loudoun County Public Schools planners. LCPS Land Management Supervisor Sara Howard O’Brien told the Lansdowne Conservancy last week that 695 students would come from Lansdowne on … Continue reading

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“Damages” for the NCC

Why is it incumbent on taxpayers to fund the National Conference Center’s new parking deck? This appraisal calls the replacement of surface parking lots “damages.”

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Desperately seeking fields

The Loudoun Board of Supervisors likes to posture as though youth athletic fields are one of their top 2 or 3 priorities, yet not one of them questioned the wisdom of demolishng Lansdowne Sports Park to build a designer high … Continue reading

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‘Fast-turning tide’ on HS8

From “Lansdowne Living” blog on Nov. 13, 2012: Reply by Patrick Stethem on Tuesday While Lansdowne residents did not anticipate the school board’s plan to rezone our community from Seldens Landing Elementary, who’s to believe that both Belmont Ridge Middle School and … Continue reading

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Wreck it, Ralph!

HS8 will open in September, 2015, two months before Ashburn District Supervisor “Wreck-it” Ralph  Buona goes before voters for re-election. That will give his constituents a perfect opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of his consistent misrepresentation of HS8. The high … Continue reading

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Wreck-it Ralph

HS8 is not a done deal. The Board of Supervisors still must vote to 1) abandon the proffer that created Lansdowne Sports Park and  instead, demolish its five fields, two picnic shelters, public indoor restrooms, and tot lot, and 2) … Continue reading

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Private streets, public losses

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