Thursday Morning Rundown

Ted's Bulletin at Reston Town Center

Honors For Hunters Woods Teacher — Ji Ahn, a resource teacher at Hunters Woods Elementary, was named one of two second place finishers in the Sally Ride-Deloitte 2014-15 Award for Teaching Innovation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) competition. Ahn developed a program to introduce female students to the engineering design process via hands-on design challenges. Ahn earned a $2,500 cash prize and a Sally Ride STEM license for her school that will provide professional development for teachers, eBooks, teacher guides, and technical support.

Supervisors Give Themselves A Raise — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to raise their salaries. Board members now will earn $95,000 annually. The county is facing a $90 million revenue gap. [Washington Post]

County Tax Rate To Remain SteadyThe Fairfax County Board of Supervisors took the possibility of a real estate tax rate hike off the table Tuesday. The board voted to advertise a tax rate of $1.09 per $100 of assessed value, which is the current rate, in advance of next month’s public hearings on the proposed county budget. This means that the board can reduce the tax rate but cannot increase it. [Fairfax Times]

Recent Stories

A duck takes a bath in Royal Lake near Burke (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) The weekend is almost here. Before you double check your Congressional district or head to…

The festival takes place in Reston Town Square park tomorrow (courtesy Canine Companions) A DogFest is coming to Reston Town Square Park tomorrow (Saturday). The event, slated to take place…

The county is considering ways to preserve dark skies around the observatory (via Fairfax County Government) An effort is underway to preserve the dark skies around the Turner Farm Park…

Morning Notes

Lake Audubon from bridge in Reston (photo by Ray Copson) Reminder: Early Voting Begins — “[It’s] the first day to #voteearly in the congressional #midterms! The 8th, 10th & 11th…

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