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Fairfax County Public Schools Closed Yet Again

Fairfax County Public Schools Closed Yet Again

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed on Friday, 1/28/11. The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

·   extracurricular activities
·   interscholastic contests
·   team practices
·   field trips
·   middle school after-school programs
·   professional learning and training courses
·   all adult and community education classes
·   recreation programs and community use

School-Aged Child Care (SACC) center are closed.

Offices are open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect.

Weather emergency personnel are to report to work.

NOVA’s Dr. Kenneth Rasmussen Recipient of Statewide 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award

From Northern VA Community College:

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kenneth Rasmussen, Professor of Geology, has been selected by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and Dominion Resources as a recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award. Rasmussen is one of twelve faculty members from Virginia’s public and private higher education institutions to receive the award. This prestigious award is the highest honor bestowed upon faculty in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Ice Rescue Training Exercise

Ice Rescue Training Exercise

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue:

Firefighters from Fire and Rescue Station 18, Jefferson, Fire and Rescue Station 8, Annandale, and Fire and Rescue Station 23, West Annandale, will be conducting an ice rescue training exercise at Fairview Lake, 2900 Block of Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 1 p.m. start time.

Firefighters will be equipped with specialized suits and tools, and will train on rescuing personnel from Fairview Lake. Personnel will be available for interviews.

Fairfax County Public Schools Closed, Offices Open

Fairfax County Public Schools Closed, Offices Open

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed today, January 26, 2011. Offices are open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect.
 
The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:
·   extracurricular activities
·   interscholastic contests
·   team practices
·   field trips
·   middle school after-school programs
·   professional learning and training courses
·   all adult and community education classes
·   recreation programs and community use

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed. 

Weather emergency personnel are to report to work.

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

Manassas Salon Sells $10 Raffle Tickets to Raise $10,000 for 12-Year Old Cancer Patient

Fairfax Parents Group Pushes For Full Day Kindergarten

FAIRFAX STATION, Va.  (WUSA) -- Silverbrook Elementary School is one of the "Forgotten 37" according to a new parents group. It's one of 37 elementary schools in Fairfax County that still does not have full day kindergarten.

"Shocked that we don't have full day kindergarten. Because all the research supports that children need the time to learn," says Shaista Keating.

The mother of two was so disturbed Fairfax County doesn't have full day kindergarten across the board and in her children's school, that she helped start Fairfax for Full Day Kindergarten to pressure the superintendent, school board, and supervisors to allocate the money to make it happen.

"In a $2.2 billion budget," Keating says, the county should be able to find the money to extend all the half-day programs.

Governor McDonnell Proposes Teacher Pay For Performance

RICHMOND (WUSA) -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is  introducing two programs designed to boost teacher and student performance at under-performing schools, while also saving the state money.

The governor wants to implement a performance pay incentive program. Teachers at 190 schools identified as "hard to staff" will be rewarded up to five thousand dollars if their students meet academic and attendance standards. The governor says the incentive is modeled after one given to state employees.

Governor McDonnell also wants to give a tax credit to businesses that donate money to non-profit organizations that provide scholarships to underprivileged students who attend non-public elementary or secondary schools.

The governor says the state will save money.