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 [...]
Our Youngest Children Could Suffer the Brunt of the Passive Attitude
Kicking the Can Down the Road and Sliding By for One More Year
The Election is Coming: You Be the Judge of Conduct
By Ira Kaylin.
Former Chief Financial Risk Officer and Internal Auditor for the Inter-American Development Bank.
Former Falls Church City Council Member, Co-Chair of Budget and Finance Committee
In this week’s FCNP it was reported that ”Grunley & Samaha Chosen for Mt. Daniel Elementary Project,” stating that the School Board and the City had signed contracts with Grunley contractors and Samaha for design and construction work for the Mt. Daniel School project.
The first commenter hit the nail on the head with the following question by “tbva” who offered the following:
“Anyone know if the possible cost over runs for the storm water issue w/Fairfax [...]
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).