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Loudoun School Seeks to Expand Electric Bus Fleet

The School Board’s Finance and Operations Committee on Thursday voted 2-0 to recommend that the full board apply for the EPA Clean School Bus Grant Program. If the grant is awarded, Loudoun County Public Schools will be able to purchase 25 new electric school busses. The additional buses would add to the electric school bus pilot program Loudoun County Public Schools has in place.
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Loudoun County Community Buys School Supplies for Teachers

A new Facebook group allows Loudoun County residents to cover the cost of extra classroom supplies that educators would otherwise have to buy themselves, according to the group’s founder. The group is called “Loudoun County, VA; Adopt a Teacher” and lets teachers post wish lists for their classrooms. People...
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Thompson Elementary to Take Students to New Heights

When classes begin Aug 25, students will bA e walking into the halls of Elaine E. Thompson Elementary School in Arcola for the first time. The school is about 113,600 square feet and is built on 13 acres. It has an anticipated capacity of 960 students and will be the first three-story school in the county. It is also the first Loudoun County elementary school building to have solar panels built into its design, providing 40% of the school’s power needs.
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Community Foundation Funds Award $35K in Scholarships

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties awarded $35,000 in 2022 scholarships. Kaitlin Vasquez, graduate of Loudoun County High School, received a $6,220 Stowers Loudoun County High School Scholarship to attend George Mason University. Caroline Caton, graduate of Freedom High School, received a $1,000 from the Debbie Settle...
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IB School Selection Draws Complaints

Mary Martha Aubry is a mother to three children in Loudoun County Public Schools. They are currently zoned to attend Tuscarora High School. She said when she moved into the neighborhood she was told by her neighbors if she didn’t want her kids to go Tuscarora when they started high school, they could apply to the ROTC program at Loudoun County High School and attend school out of their designated area.
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Ziegler gets $28K Raise; Not All Board Members Approved

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler recently received a $28,000 raise from the School Board, putting his salary at $323,000 going into the 2022-2023 school year. According to his contract, he is entitled to a salary increase “equal to the weighted average percentage increase approved by the Board for...
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Editorial: Crisis in the classroom

Recent reporting by The Washington Post paints a grim picture of what students can expect when they return to school in the fall. Teachers are leaving the profession at an alarming clip, which could see some districts perilously short of educators. There is no one reason why teachers are quitting in droves; rather, it’s a combination of many factors that have created this crisis. But it’s a ...
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Loudoun Educator Launches ‘Adopt a Teacher’ Outreach

Jen Hitchcock has been a teacher in Loudoun County Public schools for six years. She loves her job. In fact, she drives 90 minutes to teach special education at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School in Chantilly. But she noticed something among her colleagues over the past two years—low morale.
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