The first of a series of public meetings regarding school boundaries that must be determined for three new schools set to open in Ashburn and Leesburg has been set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday March 7 by the Loudoun County School Board. Tonight’s meeting includes an opportunity for residents to speak. The board intends to adopt the new boundaries April 23.
The boundaries changes accommodate the additions of Trailside Middle School next to Newton-Lee Elementary and the W&OD Trail, an as-yet unnamed high school next to Rosa Lee Carter Elementary in Loudoun Valley Estates, and another unnamed high school planned next Belmont Ridge Middle School in Lansdowne.
Students in Ashburn, Lansdowne and Aldie could be impacted by the changes.
The Trailside Middle and the Loudoun Valley Estates high school are set to open for the 2014-15 school year, while the Lansdowne high school is scheduled to open a year later.
All of the meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Building, 21000 Education Court, in Ashburn.
Those wishing to follow the debate should mark their calendars with the following dates:
- Thursday, March 7, School Board Attendance Zone Overview & Public Hearing
- Monday, March 11, School Board Attendance Zone Work Session
- Monday, March 18, Staff Briefing & School Board Attendance Zone Public Hearing
- Wednesday, March 20, School Board Attendance Zone Public Hearing & Work Session
- Monday, April 1, School Board Attendance Zone Work Session
- Thursday, April 4, Staff Briefing & School Board Attendance Zone Public Hearing
- Tuesday, April 9, (Regular School Board Meeting), School Board Review of Attendance Zone Recommendations
- Monday, April 15, Staff Briefing & School Board Attendance Zone Public Hearing
- Tuesday, April 23, (Regular School Board Meeting), School Board Adoption of Secondary School Attendance Zones
The schools involved in this attendance boundary change process include:
- Briar Woods High School
- Broad Run High School
- John Champe High School (not the entire school)
- Stone Bridge High School
- Tuscarora High School (not the entire school)
- Belmont Ridge Middle School