Meeting Time: January 09, 2018 at 1:55pm EST
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      Kenny Boddye over 1 year ago

      I support Supervisor Frank Principi as Vice Chairman of the BOCS.

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      Mike Beaty over 1 year ago

      Choice is for the rich not the poor. Don't fund or support Choice

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      Deanna Cave over 1 year ago

      As a parent and very active volunteer in my child's school, I am strongly opposed to school "choice". When schools are fully funded, they are capable of meeting the needs of every child. It does not make sense to siphon funds away from our public schools and give it to charter schools that cannot guarantee to deliver what they promise. This is a slap in the face to the hard working teachers in PWC and seems like a political play rather than an effort to do what is best for our children.

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      Kristi Black over 1 year ago

      We should be working to make our public education even better and not taking resources away from our schools.

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      Barbara Larrimore over 1 year ago

      This is not the job of the BOCS. The job of the BOCS is to fully fund a robust school system. Making statements like this distracts from their jobs and creates tension in the school system. Less talk more work please!

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      Jennifer Rokasky over 1 year ago

      ACLU: All kids living in the US have the right to a free public education. And the Constitution requres that all kids be given equal educational opportunity no matter what their race, ethnic background, religion, or sex, or whether they are rich or poor, citizen or non-citizen.

      Vouchers siphon money from public education. The BOCS, through the RSA, needs to properly fund PWCS which is already underfunded!

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      Eric Burtch over 1 year ago

      I support this agenda and am glad that the county supervisors are open to improving education through allowing more alternatives.

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      Pat Widener over 1 year ago

      No school choice with my taxes!

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      John Schroeder over 1 year ago

      Why would the county use its public time and resources to advertise for private schools? That makes no sense. Its sole and essential responsibility is to its own educational institutions and hard-working employees. Sounds like a thinly-veiled attempt by Corey to score points for his personal Senate campaign. He can do that on his own time with his own money.

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      Justin Kern over 1 year ago

      A slap in the face to the thousands of hard working staff, teachers, children and parents in this county that work hard with their community PUBLIC schools. Don't any of you realize that school choice is used as a divisive and highly political tactic (guise) to divide us further and segregate communities while promoting school privatization? This is a very insulting move considering that many charter and private schools around the country under "choice" do not serve children of special needs.

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      Mary Rohmiller over 1 year ago

      As a parent of two children in Prince William County PUBLIC schools, I find it ridiculous to devote a week to charter and voucher programs that we (thankfully) do not have. Instead, we should be focused on supporting and improving our public schools to serve ALL children in our county. I don’t want you to bring in charters and vouchers- I want you to fully fund the school system we already have. Please vote no, and keep kids above party politics and pandering.

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      Maggie Hansford over 1 year ago

      As a mother and educator in our public schools I find this counter productive in what our community is asking of the BOCS. We want you all to support our educators and fund our schools. I urge you to listen to our county and know we want our children to attend public schools and we want them funded. We ask you to vote no.

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      Adelle Settle over 1 year ago

      I am disappointed that BOCS would endorse “school choice,” rather than support our excellent public schools and teachers. I would rather see a week honoring our teachers, rather than this symbolic dog whistle.

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      Michele Boyd over 1 year ago

      PWCS is ranked dead last in per pupil spending in the metro DC area with the largest class sizes, so why is BOCS voting on a school choice resolution? School choice, which encompasses charters & vouchers, would essentially siphon funds from PWCS into a parallel (& unregulated) system. This is wasteful spending at its worse and exacerbates our problems. This parent urges you to please vote NO.

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      Lisa Zargarpur over 1 year ago

      I hope you choose to recognize what choice looks like in PWCS: IB, AP, SIGNET, GEMS, Culinary arts, Cambridge Programme, Governor's School, Biotech program, Fine and Performing Arts, cosmetology, Math/Science programs, Growing Our Own, Engineering, World Languages, Head Start, Robotics, Traditional Schools, JROTC, Environmental and Natural Sciences, IT, Dual Enrollment, Agriculture, Automotive, Cyber Security, HVAC, Plumbing, Welding, Special Education... PWCS looks pretty amazing to me.

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      Kenny Boddye over 1 year ago

      While parents and students deserve quality choices when it comes to education, "School Choice" as it has become colloquially defined is problematic for any number of reasons. It ignores the fact that quality alternative schools are already administered by the public school system.

      The term is also used as a marketing ploy to deceive voters and taxpayers into subsidizing private schools & religious schools. Keep public funding in public schools. Please stop marketing school choice as a benefit.

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      Daniel Foose over 1 year ago

      As a taxpayer and teacher, I oppose this proclamation. Celebrating School choice is the antithesis of what the BOCS should be doing, which is supporting and providing the needed funds for our public schools. Privatizing education, an endeavor that have proven time and time again to not improve education outcomes for students, should not be celebrated.

      While this proclamation takes no action to privatize our schools, it speaks volumes about what the BOCS believes. Please vote against it.

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      Mark Scheufler over 1 year ago

      Strongly Support Route 28 improvement projects. Please consider innovative intersection designs for the 234 Bypass projects. These designs will provide increased throughput at a much lower cost than interchanges.

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      Shahid R over 1 year ago

      There is not single interchange project in Easter Prince William County. How about interchange projects listed below?

      Interchange at Prince William Parkway & Old Bridge Road?
      Interchange at Prince William Parkway & Minnieville Road?
      Interchange at Prince William Parkway & Smoketown Road?
      Interchange at Minnieville Road & Dale Blvd?