Fairfax School Board Likely To Ask County For More Money | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Fairfax School Board Likely To Ask County For More Money

Play associated audio

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, school board members in Fairfax County say they're unlikely to increase class size in the district for the third year in a row, a reversal of the superintendent's budget proposal.

Fairfax's public school district is facing a $176 million budget shortfall and increasing average class size would save $17 million.

Board Vice Chair Tessie Wilson says another class size increase would be horrible for the district and the board is likely to ask for more money from county leaders to avoid one.

But Wilson says decisions made by the school board now could still be rendered meaningless by the end of the Spring.

"We could have a decrease in state funding, so that anything that is added in now is not a given," says Wilson. "It may come out."

Fairfax's school board votes on the budget this Thursday.

NPR

It's Time For Comic-Con!

The annual pop culture convention underway in San Diego is not just for comic books — it brings the biggest stars from film, television and books together with their fans to talk about upcoming, and vintage, work.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
WAMU 88.5

Catania Asks Bowser To Return Money Linked To Troubled Housing Complex

D.C. mayoral contender David Catania says fellow candidate Muriel Bowser should return campaign contributions linked to a troubled housing complex in Southeast D.C.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.