IMPORTANT UPDATE: Two Braddock Community Meetings Tonight and Office Hours Tomorrow

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Braddock District School Board Member - Megan McLaughlin

Contact Megan:

Phone: 571-423-1088

Cheryl Austin

Executive Admin Assistant



In addition to my Community Office Hours tomorrow morning, I want to make sure you are aware of two important Braddock Community meetings TONIGHT, which are both being held in the Robinson Secondary School cafeterias. Each of these meetings will address issues that will impact our schools and the quality of life in Braddock District.


1. (7:30 PM Tonight GOLD Cafeteria) Braddock District Community Meeting to discuss the future LAND USE development of the former Northern Virginia Training Center and State Police site (approximately 91 acres across from the Fairfax Memorial Cemetery). Two of the 3 draft proposals include adding 272-514 housing units, which will have an impact on traffic and schools. Please see more detailed information listed below.


2. (7:00 PM Tonight BLUE Cafeteria) FCPSOn Community Meeting to learn more about FCPS’ plans to extend student learning and increase equitable access to technology by issuing individual student digital devices. Five community meetings will be held in March and April where staff will present more information about FCPSOn and explain how it leads to personalized, meaningful learning experiences for students. FCPSOn provides a device for each student and allows students opportunities for deeper understanding of content and skills outlined in the Portrait of a Graduate in order to be successful in the workforce of the future.


3. (9:30 AM Tomorrow Kings Park Library) Community Office Hours - remember to enter on the side of Supervisor Cook's office because the library entrance will be closed at that time. See more information below.


Hope to see you at these events!



Braddock District Community Meeting

The Training Center Site Task Force has met six times since the January 20 Community Planning Workshop. Starting with the recommendations from that workshop, they have explored a variety of options for the site. The Task Force has held meetings with the county’s Department of Planning and Zoning, Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, and the Park Authority. Discussions focused on the needs and concerns raised by the community, with particular emphasis on different types of housing models, including senior housing, affordable, accessible, and workforce housing; parks and recreational facilities, such as an all- abilities recreational center, multi-use courts, rectangular fields, and connecting trails; community gathering areas; a child care center; and transportation needs, including parking.

Based on the information they have gathered, the Task Force is putting together three draft land use scenarios for the former Northern Virginia Training Center site and the current State Police site, should it be redeveloped. Neither of these sites had a Comprehensive Plan before, so this is an important opportunity for the community to make some recommendations as to the properties’ future use.

The draft scenarios will be presented at a community meeting on Monday, April 23, in the Gold Cafeteria of Robinson Secondary School, at 7:30 p.m. Residents will have a chance to review the options and compare the impacts on schools, parking requirements, and traffic. This will be an opportunity for the community to provide additional input for the Task Force to consider as they formulate a final recommendation on a Comprehensive Plan for the area. That official recommendation will be presented to the community in late June.


For more information, click on this link below:

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Event: Community Meeting on the Northern Virginia

Training Center
Location:  Robinson Secondary School, GOLD Cafeteria
5035 Sideburn Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

FCPSOn Community Meeting

FCPSOn extends student learning and increases equitable access to technology and instructional practices that lead to personalized, meaningful learning experiences which provide opportunities for deeper understanding and development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes. The FCPS Strategic Plan Ignite includes access to contemporary and effective technology as a component of the Student Success goal.

For more information and additional meeting dates, please click here.


Monday, April 23 - 7:00 PM

Event: FCPSOn Community Meeting

Location: Robinson Secondary School - Blue Cafeteria

5035 Sideburn Road

Fairfax, Virginia

April Office Hours

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:30* - 11:00 AM
Kings Park Library (Large Meeting Room)

9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015

NO RSVP is needed.

Library will be closed, please enter through the outside entrance of Supervisor Cook's office, which is on the opposite side of the building.