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by Karen Goff — March 16, 2015 at 8:00 am 3 Comments

Reston Town Center

Raise for Fairfax County School Board? — The FCPS school board will vote in April on raising board member salaries from $20,000 to $35,000. The county Board of Supervisors also recently voted to increase their pay from $75,000 to $90,000 annually. [Washington Post]

Sculptor on CBS — Sculptor Patrick Dougherty, also known as “The Stickman,” was featured on CBS This Morning on Sunday. Dougherty has been commissioned to build an installation next month at Reston Town Center. [CBS]

Reston Native Starts Baseball Mag — Herndon High grad and local baseball coach Joey Kamide has started NOVA Baseball Magazine to serve local players and fans. [Modern Reston]

New Rules For St. Pat’s Pub Crawls — There are new rules in place in Arlington for St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawls next weekend, partly due to last year’s events, which included a Reston woman getting arrested after stripping naked and walking into the county jail. [Washington Post]

  • JoeInReston

    Regarding “Raise for Fairfax County School Board”:

    Not just a run of the mill cost of living adjustment, but an 85% raise. First paragraph from the Wash Post article linked in this article:

    “Fairfax County School Board members have moved forward with a proposal to raise their salaries by more than 85 percent as the school district faces a tough budget year ahead”.

  • John Lovaas

    Shameful for the Board to do this when they are insulting increasingly demoralized teachers with a raise for them of–ready– 0.84 %!! Absolutely insulting to teachers who’ve gotten close to ZERO in payscale hikes in last 5 years.
    In this setting, this nominally Democratic-supported majority lifts their salaries by 85%.

    No wonder our teachers are heading for Loudoun or dropping out.
    Now, this shameful raise. It signals to the teachers here how Karen Garza, Sharon Bulova, and our school board district reps value them. Worth 0.84%, while we are worth an 85% hike. I think you all have it backwards. Time for change!!

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