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Wednesday Morning Notes

by Dave Emke — August 30, 2017 at 9:00 am 4 Comments

Karen Keys-Gamarra Wins School Board Seat — The candidate, backed by the Democratic party, received nearly 64 percent of the 70,198 votes cast (10.4 percent voter turnout). In the Hunter Mill District, Keys-Gamarra took almost 72 percent of the vote. The At-Large term to which she was elected runs through 2019. [Fairfax County/Karen Keys-Gamarra]

D.C. Congresswoman Calls for Metro Board to Step Down — U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), ranking member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), has called on current members of Metro’s Board of Directors to resign to make way for the smaller five-member temporary board recommended by former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. [Eleanor Norton]

FCPS Changing Policy on Teachers Who Admit Sexual Transgression — Dr. Scott Brabrand, the new superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, says FCPS will more promptly notify state officials about teachers who admit sex offenses to ensure those teachers are unable to find teaching positions in other school districts. [NBC Washington]

New Local Platform Matches Families with NanniescNanny, a hyperlocal web platform that matches families with nannies, is launching in McLean, Vienna, Falls Church, Tysons Corner and Reston. [McLean Patch]

  • Greg

    …”says FCPS will more promptly notify state officials….”

    Can we please have more resolution on what “more promptly” and “state officials” mean? Days, weeks, months?

    What was the previous notification standard or policy?

    • Why do you bother?

      Ever???

  • RestonAssurance

    Is this saying that these admissions were not previously reported/prosecuted? Are police and CPS the officials?

  • Karen

    Congratulations to Karen, and parents, be prepared to explain to your daughters why a man wearing a dress is using their bathrooms.

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