New School to Be Considered
From today's Metro section:
The Fairfax County School Board voted last night to spend $2 million to draft plans for a middle school that would ease crowding at South County Secondary School in Lorton.
"This is what I would call the first down payment on that school," said board member Brad Center (Lee).
Board members intend to work with county supervisors to secure outside funding to speed construction of the school. The design funding was approved as part of a $1.85 billion 10-year building and renovation plan. That plan does not include construction funding for the middle school in the fast-growing part of the county for at least five years.
South County Secondary is about 400 students over capacity.
-- Michael Alison Chandler