News Alert regarding upcoming boundary changes
A message from FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Board Approves Fairfax County Schools Boundary Changes for Fairfax High, Lanier Middle Schools
The Fairfax County School Board has voted to approve adjustments to school attendance areas in an effort to alleviate overcrowding at Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School.
The boundary changes will be phased in beginning in the 2014-15 school year, with an option for families to move their rising seventh grade students and rising ninth grade students to the newly-assigned schools in fall 2013, with transportation provided. Rising eighth grade students and rising eleventh and twelfth grade students would be allowed to remain at their current schools in fall 2014.
The Board also approved an amendment that reassigns the Penderbrook and Fairfax Farms areas of the Waples Mill Elementary School attendance area from Lanier Middle to Franklin Middle School starting with school year 2013-14, and from Fairfax High to Oakton High School starting with school year 2014-15, thereby eliminating a split feeder assignment for Waples Mill Elementary School.
Approximately 540 students from Fairfax High and 245 students from Lanier Middle will be reassigned by the school year 2017-18 in order to relieve overcrowding at those schools. Students who reside in the City of Fairfax are not impacted by the boundary changes.
“We tried to accommodate as many of the concerns aired by parents and citizens who participated in the community engagement process as possible,” said School Board Chair Ilryong Moon. “The School Board was faced with the challenge of reducing enrollment at two facilities maintained by the City of Fairfax, and we made every effort to avoid split feeders whenever possible in order to accomplish this task.”
The approved boundary changes move students in the Greenbriar West Elementary School attendance area east of Stringfellow Road from Lanier Middle and Fairfax High Schools to Rocky Run Middle and Chantilly High Schools, eliminating the current split feeder assignment for Greenbriar West; students in the Fairfax Villa Elementary School attendance area from Lanier Middle and Fairfax High Schools to Frost Middle and Woodson High Schools; and students in the Fairfax Station, Fairview Woods, and Fairfax Manor subdivisions of the Oak View Elementary School attendance area from Frost Middle and Woodson High Schools to Robinson Secondary School, eliminating an attendance area island at the middle and high school levels and sending these students to a much closer school. The advanced academic program (AAP) assignment for students moving from Lanier to Frost Middle School will change to Frost; the AAP assignment for students moving from Frost to Robinson will change to Lake Braddock Secondary School.
More information will be forthcoming in the next few days
Check the FCPS website for official information. We’ll be updating our boundaries soon too. Stay tuned!