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Loudoun County Public Schools
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The adjustments will impact every high school in Ashburn, plus Tuscarora in Leesburg and Belmont Ridge Middle.
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 …
The county schools system is taking the precaution after Wednesday’s snowstorm.
Loudoun County Public Schools that announced that all county schools will operate on a two-hour delay today, March 7.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Besides county and town workers, federal offices in the region are also closed.
Loudoun County Public Schools, the county governments and regional federal offices have all announced they will close today, March 6, because of the snow. All schools and school administrative offices in Loudoun will be closed. While the county government is closed, employees who staff essential 24-hour county operations and other essential services must work as scheduled. The Town of Leesburg's government offices will be closed and all public meetings scheduled today are cancelled. Federal emergency and telework-ready employees must follow their respective agency policies. Additional closings in Leesburg:
Enrichment program sponsored by Loudoun County Public Schools showcases student talent.
Registration for Loudoun County Public Schools’ Summer in the Arts has opened and interested students must sign up by April 15. Current fifth- to 11th-grade students are eligible for this program. Summer in the Arts (SIA), an enrichment program sponsored by the school system, is planned to run June 17-28 at Briar Woods High School. The program – which consists of workshops in the performing, literary, visual and creative arts – offers classes for a variety of ages, grade levels and experiences. During some workshops, students work in mixed-grade and mixed-ability groups, while others are designated by grade ranges. Instructors for the workshops are chosen from Loudoun’s fine arts teachers in both public and private education. The program …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Michael L. Hitzges tells ABC News he had been drinking the night before being charged with being drunk in public at his school.
The Broad Run High School driving instructor who was charged Monday with being drunk in public at the school says he did not drink any alcohol on school grounds. Michael L. Hitzges, 47, of Ashburn, a biology teacher and driver education instructor, faces charges of drunk in public, at the school, after someone alerted the school resource officer assigned to Broad Run. "I wasn't drinking at school," Hitzges told ABC News Channel 7 outside his Loudoun County apartment Tuesday. "I had some drinks the night before, woke up and went to work. I wouldn't do that. I wouldn't put anyone in jeopardy." The ABC report does not indicate whether Hitzges instructed students in a vehicle Monday morning. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was unable to …
The instructor, who primarily teaches biology at Broad Run High School, was allegedly on school grounds under the influence of alcohol Monday.
A driving instructor at Broad Run High School in Ashburn remains on paid leave pending the outcome of charges that he was inebriated on school grounds. Michael L. Hitzges, 47, of Ashburn, a biology teacher who earned an additional stipend providing driver education classes to students, faces charges of drunk in public after someone alerted the school resource officer assigned to Broad Run. Hitzges has been with Loudoun County Public Schools since 2002 and has been teaching at Broad Run since 2004, according to Loudoun County Public Schools spokesman Wayde Byard. "He's been placed on administrative leave with pay," said Byard, who explained that's normal procedure for the school system until the judicial process has run its course. Byard …
Monday, March 4, 2013
There were no students riding the bus during latest two incidents; driver charged in latest incident.
A Loudoun County Public Schools bus driver was charged with reckless driving following an accident along Sycolin Road in Leesburg Monday morning. The accident marks the third school bus accident in Leesburg since December. Shortly after 7 a.m. today, Leesburg Police responded to reports of a crash involving two county vehicles at Sycolin and Miller Drive SE, including one school bus and one Loudoun Count Public Schools utility truck. There were no students on the bus at the time. One occupant of the truck was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with a head injury, while another went to Inova Cornwall’s emergency room in Leesburg for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The bus driver was not injured, according to Leesburg Police. …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
No students were on the bus; commuter experienced ‘medical emergency.’
A four-vehicle accident in Leesburg during the morning rush Friday involved a Loudoun County School bus. No children were on board. A woman driving her vehicle east on Route 7 suddenly needed to pull over. “The driver had some sort of unknown medical emergency,” said Leesburg Police spokesman Lt. Jeff Dube. It appears that when the driver attempted to pull over, she veered south onto Battlefield Parkway and across the median into northbound lanes, striking two vehicles and a bus, which was waiting at the light. All of the drivers in vehicles the errant vehicle struck were uninjured, Dube said. “There were no kids on the bus at the time,” he said. “She was the only one transported for check out.” Loudoun County Public School spokesman Wayde…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Renovation costs to science and technology high in Fairfax may be more than Loudoun's willing to pay.