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New School Boundary Plans Added as Vote Looms

The process to determine enrollment boundaries for three new schools impacting Ashburn and Leesburg continues to divide as eight plans remain in contention.

Two more proposals for redrawing school boundaries in the Ashburn and Dulles North area were added to the Loudoun County Public Schools web page about the boundary process Monday as the Loudoun School Board prepared for the evening’s public hearing.That brings to the total to eight maps that have associated rationales attached to them.

With more than 200 speakers signed up, comments were limited to one minute for residents to express their feelings about an issue that will impact them for years to come.

The new maps are included with this article. All maps can be viewed on the LCPS website.

The board is scheduled to vote on the plan April 23. A recent meeting about the proposed boundaries proved divisive as communities called on the school board to keep them whole or make them whole.

The boundary redrawing process will accommodate:

  • Trailside Middle School, set to open in 2014, next to Newton-Lee Elementary School and also bounded by the W&OD Trail, Gloucester Parkway and Claiborne Parkway
  • HS-6, also slated for 2014, in Loudoun Valley Estates near Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School
  • HS-8, expected to open in 2015 in Lansdowne next to Belmont Ridge Middle School.

If you did not speak at the meeting, or could not wait for your time to speak, send written comments to lcpsplan@lcps.org.

Or contact your school board member.

Do you prefer a plan? Let us know in the comments below, but more importantly, let the school board know.

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