Millions of dollars of funds for Prince William County Public Schools remain up in the air.
The County’s Board of Supervisors passed its fiscal 2017 $1 billion budget — more than half of which goes to the county school division to provide majority funding for the education of 87,000 students in its 95 schools. The Board of Supervisors budget left the School Board about $7 million short of revenues it had anticipated getting if Supervisors had set and adopted a tax rate, which would have generated a higher average tax bill for county property owners.
Occoquan Supervisor Ruth Anderson pushed a plan to provide nearly $30 million in grant funding from the County to the School Board to make up for the lower tax rate, and funds lost after her proposal to reduce the automatic fund transfer from to the School Board from 57.23 percent of the entire county budget down to 54 percent. (more…)
A recent rash of absences from Henderson Elementary School in Montclair is now believed to be caused by a flu outbreak.
Prince William County Public Schools released this letter from Henderson Elementary School Principal Suzanne Bevens sent to parents and students. (more…)
Now open for dinner, Gar-Field High School’s cafeteria has become a popular hangout in the late afternoons for a simple reason. By 4 p.m., most teenagers are hungry.
Students from various colleges and universities across the county gathered on the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College to participate in a hackathon event organized by five NOVA cybersecurity and information technology students. The event was held at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) on April 8-10. (more…)
A new after school learning organization that centers around science, technology, engineering, arts, and music, (S.T.E.A.M.) is coming to Manassas for students in 4th through 12th grades. (more…)
Fannie Fitzgerald has died. (more…)
Two Prince William County School Board members who led the charge to rename Mills Godwin Middle School are not interested in changing more school names. (more…)
The Mills E. Godwin name that has been affixed to Dale City’s first middle school in 1970 is gone for good. (more…)
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Woodbridge Campus will welcome the William County community to its third annual Speak-Up Competition on Friday, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeside Theater, located on the first floor of the WS building. (more…)
Homeschoolers are utilizing state-of-the-art lab facilities at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus to meet high school chemistry curriculum requirements. (more…)
The Prince William County School Board will revisit the decision to rename Mills E. Godwin Middle School in Dale City. (more…)
Manassas school officials are trying to solve overcrowding issues in the city’s elementary schools. (more…)
Faculty and staff at Mills E. Godwin Middle School aren’t happy about a plan to change the school’s name. (more…)
There are more questions than answers right now about why the name of 46-year-old Godwin Middle School was changed overnight. (more…)
Hylton High School mathematics teacher Lauren Anne Wilson is the seventh PWCS educator to win the prestigious Milken Educator Award.
Officials said the decision to rename Mills Godwin Middle School was the right compromise to make.
There were two failed tied votes during a March 2 Prince William County School Board meeting. The first to name new elementary school near the corner of Spriggs and Minnieville roads after fallen Prince William County firefighter Kyle Wilson, who died nine years ago at age 24. The second was to name the school after 87-year-old Army officer turned educator and community philanthropist, Dr. George Hampton. (more…)
News How race played into the decision to rename Godwin Middle School after George Hampton, and name Kyle Wilson Elementary
The first middle school to open in Dale City will have a new name. (more…)
The ribbon was cut Wednesday at a new Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training. (more…)
On Monday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 24, Mayfield Intermediate School will host a School Board Meeting and redistricting presentation from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Monday meeting will focus on students from pre-k to fourth grade while the Wednesday meeting will focus on students in fifth and sixth grade. The city school division has been working on redistricting, particularly within elementary schools.
This has prompted the question: “Who will be affected and where are the students going to go?”
The meeting is meant to be a community engagement to discuss the proposed boundaries for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. The initiative for these new district lines is due to the pertinent overcrowding within the elementary schools of Manassas. (more…)
As students mourn the loss of their beloved snow days, some stop to ask themselves; What does this mean for the remainder of the school year?
Prince William County Public Schools are allotted 12 snow days this school year. After the #sNOVAlanche storm that blanketed the region with up to to two feet of snow January 22 and 23 , Prince William County Public School students and teachers have about 5 snow days left.
As of now, Prince William public schools students will not have to make up the missed time, according to school officials. (more…)