Our April newsletter, the Fairfax VOTER, features the 2018 Annual Meeting

We will not have unit meetings in April since we have the Annual Meeting featuring keynote, Tom Gjelten.  The meeting, however, is sold out. 

LWVFA May Topic

What’s Going On In Virginia?

Are Public School Funds Going to Private Schools?  Update on the LWV-VA School Choice Task Force and Other Recommendations.

    Our unit meetings will meet across Fairfax City and Fairfax County from May 5th through the 14th.

    At the 2017 Convention in Leesburg, the delegates adopted an ambitious LWV-VA Program for 2017-2019. Three items were approved for review or study by a committee or task force, including: research the pros and cons of charter schools, vouchers and other school choice options in Virginia. These reviews or updates can take up to two years to conclude through the League consensus process [hence the two-year time frame], however two of the adopted items are being proposed as “concurrences,” to be adopted at the 2018 LWV-VA Council on June 16, 2018.  In this VOTER, we are focusing on the recommendation of the “Public Funds For Public Schools” Task Force (aka, School Choice Task Force).  The Task Force is proposing to add an entire section (Part III) to the LWV-VA Education Position—read the entire wording of Part III on pages EF1-EF.  Find one of the 12 unit discussion groups meeting in May below to learn why this proposal is needed, as well as the difference between forming a League position by concurrence rather than by consensus.

    The May Fairfax VOTER focuses on What’s Going On in Virginia? Are Public School Funds Going to Private Schools? Update on the LWV-VA School Choice Task Force and Other Recommendations

    Join the Discussion! Did you know that members of LWVFA meet in eleven discussion groups (called “unit meetings” most months from September through June? Guests are welcome!
     

    May 2018 Unit Meetings

    What’s Going On In Virginia?

    Are Public School Funds Going to Private Schools?  Update on the LWV-VA School Choice Task Force and Other Recommendations.

    Saturday, May 5th

    10 A.M.  Briefing and At-Large Unit Meeting

    Note:  Task Force Chair Carol Noggle will attend the LWVFA May 5 meeting/briefing to answer questions and give background about the Education Concurrence being proposed.  Her contact is: cnogg@comcast.net if you wish to contact her.

     

    League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area Conference Room

    Packard Center (inside Annandale Community Park)

    4026 Hummer Road

    Annandale, VA 22003

    Questions? Contact Sherry at Programs@lwv-fairfax.org , or call 703-730-8118

    Wednesday, May 9th

    9:30 a.m. McLean Day (McL)

    StarNut Café

    1445 Laughlin Ave.

    McLean, VA 22101

    Contact: Anjali (703) 509-5518 or Sheena, 703-481-0933

    9:45 a.m. Mt. Vernon Day (MVD)

    Mt. Vernon District Government Center

    2511 Parkers Lane

    Alexandria, VA 22306

    Contact: Gail (703) 360-6561 or Diana (703) 704-5325

    10 a.m. Fairfax Station (FXS)

    8739 Cuttermill Place

    Springfield, VA

    Contact: Kathleen, (703) 644-1555 or Sherry, (703) 730-8118

    7:15 p.m.  Fairfax City Evening (FCE)

    The Green Acres Center, Room 112

    4401 Sideburn Road

    Fairfax VA 22030

    Contact:  Ellen and Amy, FairfaxCityUnit@lwv-fairfax.org

    7:30 p.m.  Reston Evening (RE)

    Hunter Mill District Community Room

    North County Government Center

    1801 Cameron Glen Drive

    Reston, VA 20190

    Contact:  Rona, (703) 282-2262

    Thursday, May 10th

    9:00 a.m. Reston Day (RD)

    1949 Weybridge Lane

    Reston, VA 20191

    Contact: Charleen, 703-620-3593  

    9:30 a.m. Springfield (SPF)

    League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area Conference Room

    Packard Center (inside Annandale Community Park)

    4026 Hummer Road

    Annandale, VA 22003

    Contact: Marge, 703-451-0589

    10:00 a.m. Centreville-Chantilly (CCD)

    Sully Government Center

    4900 Stonecroft Blvd. 

    Chantilly, VA 

    Contact: Leslie. 571-213-6384

    1:00 p.m. Fairfax/Vienna (FX-V)

    Oakton Room 1, Oakton Regional Library

    10304 Lynnhaven Pl.

    Oakton, VA 22124

    Contact:  Bob by phone (563-299-5316) or at VoterRegistration@lwv-fairfax.org

    7:45 p.m. Mount Vernon Evening (MVE)

    Paul Spring Retirement Community

    Mt. Vernon Room

    7116 Fort Hunt Road

    Alexandria, 22307

    Contact: Jane, 703-960-6820

    Monday, May 14th

    1:30 pm. Greenspring (GSP) 

    7430 Hunters Crossing Classroom

    Spring Village Drive

    Springfield, VA, 22150

    For details:  Contact:  Edith (703) 644-3970 or Gloria (703) 852-5113