Megan’s Budget Town Hall and March Office Hours Tomorrow Evening

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Braddock District School Board Member - Megan McLaughlin

Contact Megan:

Phone: 571-423-1088


Cheryl Austin

Executive Admin Assistant

Just a friendly reminder to join me tomorrow evening, Thursday, March 28, starting at 7:00 PM for my Braddock District Budget Town Hall and March Office Hours. My roundtable discussion will include both the upcoming FCPS FY20 budget as well as any issues or concerns you wish to discuss. No RSVP is necessary. Please see the specific location details listed below.


In addition, here is a list of upcoming school-related events within the next week: 

  • Saturday, March 30: Oak View Celebrates its 50th Anniversary. This is a community-wide event, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, with a formal ceremony at 11:30 AM. Please see specific details below.

  • Saturday, March 30: Sixth Grade All-County Chorus Festival. This event will be held at Hayfield Secondary School starting at 3:00 PM. Please see specific details below.

  • Saturday, April 6: Special Education Conference. Come join FCPS for their 14th Annual Special Education Conference. The event starts at 8:00 am at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please see specific details below.

  • Monday, April 8: One University Project community meeting (proposed residential development). Supervisor Cook will hold a community meeting starting at 7:00 PM at the Fairfax Villa Elementary School to discuss a proposed amendment to the County's Comprehensive Plan as it relates to this residential project. Please see specific details below.

  • Tuesday, April 9: I will host my regular April Office Hours, in the morning, to discuss any issues or concerns you may have. Please see specific details below.

Lastly, I want to remind you to complete the school division's 2019 Family Engagement Survey. Through your valuable input, the school division can strengthen its family engagement and foster a more Caring Culture as outlined in our Strategic Plan. The survey is open until April 12, 2019. Survey link:



FCPS FY20 Budget Town Hall | March Office Hours

Please join me for a FCPS FY20 Budget Town Hall to discuss some of the upcoming budget decisions facing the School Board. This venue will also serve as my March Office Hours where you can discuss any issues or concerns you may have.


TOMORROW: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Supervisor Cook's Office* | Meeting Hall
9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA


*Supervisor Cook's office is in the same building as the Kings Park Library. Since the library closes at 9:00 PM, please park and enter through the opposite side of the building, which is closer to the Bank of America.

50th Anniversary for Oak View Elementary School - Community Event - Saturday, March 30, 2019


Oak View Elementary School will be hosting a community-wide event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Oak View Elementary School. There will be a Commemorative Ceremony beginning at 11:30 AM with a few current and past principals speaking. 


Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Oak View Elementary School
5004 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA  22032


Take a trip down memory lane and see what's changed since you were here. It will be fun for the whole family -- rides, games, tours, food, silent auction, entertainment -- even a photo booth. We cannot wait to celebrate with you and the Oak View PTA in honor of Oak View's 50th, our Golden Eagle anniversary. Spread the word far and wide and RSVP here.

Sixth Grade All-County Chorus Festival - Saturday, March 30, 2019

One of the longest running FCPS annual programs involving thousands of students.


Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Hayfield Secondary School | Gym

7630 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22315


All-County Choral Festival (ACCF) is a two-day event that involves hundreds of sixth grade students from across the county. It is sponsored by the Fairfax General Music Educators Association and the FCPS Instructional Services Department. Students are selected by audition and participate in many months of extra choral rehearsals with their elementary and middle school general music teachers. The students come together for two days of intensive rehearsals with a conductor who specializes in working with children’s choirs. The choral festival culminates with a spectacular concert by the students.


This year's performance will be rebroadcasted on Red Apple 21. Click here for a list of dates and check your local listing.

14th Annual Special Education Conference - Saturday, April 6, 2019

FCPS will hold its 14th annual Special Education Conference.


Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Lake Braddock Secondary School

9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015


The conference, designed for parents and educators of students who receive special education services or who have learning challenges or special needs, will feature Dr. Mary E. Morningstar, co-director of Portland State University’s Think College Inclusion Oregon project and a professor in the Graduate School of Education’s Special Education Department, as the keynote speaker. Mary's keynote topic is Moving from Compliance to Quality Transition Outcomes. For more details on this conference, click here. Email or call 703-204-3941 with questions.

One University Project Community Meeting - April 8, 2019

Supervisor Cook will hold a community meeting so that the Planning staff can present their recommendation for this site. The developer will also present its newly revised layout reflecting changes made in response to input from both the community and county staff. The biggest change is that all three housing buildings have been moved away from the northern property border to allow for a wider tree buffer.


Monday, April 8, 2019 -  7:00 PM
Fairfax Villa Elementary School | Cafeteria
10900 Santa Clara Drive, Fairfax, VA


One University Development Partners, LLC, submitted a proposal to redevelop 10.84 acres at the northwest corner of the intersection of University Drive and Ox Road with 100 affordable senior housing units, 140 affordable multi-family housing units, and 360 student housing units with approximately 820 beds. The Comprehensive Plan serves as a framework or guide to decision making about land use. The existing Comprehensive Plan recommends residential use at a density of 3-4 dwelling units per acre for the smaller odd-shaped treed parcel north of the Fairfax County Housing Authority building, and public facilities, governmental and institutional use on the remainder of the site. County staff has been getting input from various county agencies. They also gathered public input through the two community meetings held by Supervisor Cook and the Braddock District Land Use and Environment Committee meeting in December.

April Office Hours

Please join me for my April Office Hours for a roundtable discussion on any issues or concerns you may have. No RSVP is needed.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:30 AM
Kings Park Library* | Large Conference Room
9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA


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