Was Money Slated for Economically Disadvantaged Students Redirected?……..
…….Broken Promises to Disadvantaged Children on Being Given a Computer?………
By Alison Kutchma……..
…………Falls Church resident Bob Wilden started and financed an after school program for economically disadvantaged students in our community. According to an article that appeared in the Falls Church Times in 2009, the program he founded to honor his wife Imogene, was designed to put “computers in the hands of students who would otherwise have to do without.” Students who successfully completed the program earned computers. The program, according to the Times story, “gives students who meet eligibility requirements the opportunity to receive specialized instruction in technology as well as homework help and support for other academic needs. Students who successfully complete [...]
Long Term Debt Load Without Commercial Revenue Generator in Place Is a Direct Threat to Resources for Classroom Instruction
If Gamble Fails, Brunt of a Gross Miscalculation Falls on Children Adversely Impacting on Operating Revenues for Instruction
Citizens and Parents Need to Understand the Financial Limitations of a 2.2 Square Mile City
Commentary By John Leimone
John Leimone is a Ph.D. economist with a career of 40+ years at both the Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund. His extensive experience includes analyzing and providing advice on national budgets and financial operations, financial markets and financial risks for numerous countries in many different areas of the world. Since 1984, he has been a Falls Church homeowner and citizen of the City.
Efforts to build a new high school and significantly expand the middle school before commercial development is [...]
The power point presentation from the September 26th meeting of the GMHS/MEHMS Steering Committee
meeting is available on the City’s website, www.fallschurchva.gov/CampusJointSteeringCommittee.
The Architecture Firm RTKL provided a Site Capacity Study of the campus.
The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Farm Day on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue).
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family, including: horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, cider pressing from locally grown apples, pony rides and much more. Enjoy live music from Andrew Acosta and The New Old-Time String Band. Participants who bring their own pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt will be able to craft a scarecrow.
Free tours of the 1845 Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be offered throughout the day.
Admission is free, however nominal fees apply to some activities.
For more information about Farm Day, please visitwww.FallsChurchVA.gov/farmday or call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711).