Monday, March 25, 2013
The victims sustained minor injuries, according to Prince William County Police.
Police have charged Beville Middle School teacher's assistant Shirley Whitfield with assault and battery after school staff reported that two students had been assaulted, Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. Physical Abuse Unit detectives began investigating the assault on March 21. The school is located at 4901 Dale Blvd. "The investigation revealed that the accused had assaulted two students, a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy," Perok said. "School staff immediately reported the incident to Child Protective Services which prompted the police investigation." The victims sustained minor injuries. Whitfield, 69, was arrested March 22, and her court date is unavailable. She was released on a court summons. …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Prince William County Schools and other information on Monday programs.
A wintry mix overnight and into the morning has impacted local schools and other programs for Monday, March 18. Prince William County Public Schools. Code Red for employees. All School Division activities are cancelled. The School Age Care Program will not open. St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School. Little Mermaid rehearsal TBD. Evangel Christian School. There will not be before or after care. Cloverdale School Heritage Christian School Does your group have a closing or cancellation? Add it in the comments section below.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Event at Freedom High School raising money for family of officer killed in Manassas wreck.
Prince William County Schools' basketball stars will be competing Tuesday night for a good cause — supporting the family of a fallen Prince William County Police officer. Hoops Fest 18 is an annual fundraiser spotlighting the top basketball talent in the school division in several individual and team competitions. Admission is $10, with proceeds supporting the family of officer Chris Yung. Yung died in the line of duty on Dec. 31 in a Manassas car accident. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Freedom High School, 15201 Neabsco Mills Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Prince William Today. A post at InsideNova.com has more on the history of the event and an interview with Freedom High School athletic director Bobbi Dewitt…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Road conditions still dangerous in portions of the county from Wednesday's winter storm.
Prince William County Public Schools will be closed Thursday, March 7. Wednesday afternoon, some areas in the county were without power and road conditions were still dangerous following Wednesday's snow storm. See more winter storm coverage at Patch The full statement: On Thursday, March 7, all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All School Division activities including Science Grades 2 and 3 Professional Development cancelled. The School Age Care Program will not open. See pwcs.edu for more information.
Virginia's winter storm and several inches of snow keep kids at home mid-week.
Prince William County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 6, due to the winter storm that began moving through the area overnight. See more winter storm coverage at Patch The full statement: On Wednesday, March 6, all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All School Division activities including Science Grades 2 and 3 Professional Development cancelled. The School Age Care Program will not open. See pwcs.edu for more information. How are your children spending the day off? Tell us in the comment section below!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Millions lost over five years with rate approved by Prince William County Supervisors on Tuesday.
Prince William County Schools will lose $1.3 million next year after the Board of County Supervisors lowered its projected rate increase for county tax bills, according to a district statement. Prince William County staff and the school district developed budgets that assumed an average tax bill increase of 4 percent for residential property owners. On Tuesday, the Supervisors cut the maximum rate increase that they would accept to 3.53 percent. That is an average tax rate of $1.196 per $100 of assessed value. Read more about the Board of Supervisors budget vote On Wednesday morning, the district issued a statement on its website noting that will mean a budget shortfall of $1.3 million next year and up to $20 million in lost revenue over …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Nick Cooper was transported to Sentara Potomac Hospital for treatment Saturday.
An Osbourn Park High School senior wrestler was hospitalized after collapsing during a district meet at Forest Park High School on Saturday in Woodbridge, Prince William Today reports. Eighteen-year-old, 160-pound Nick Cooper was wrestling on his birthday against Hylton High School’s Lawrence Hall when Cooper collapsed and became unresponsive, according to reports. The teen regained consciousness before he was transported to Sentara Potomac Hospital for treatment. PWT writer Hugh Rist noted the dramatic scene at the match. (Read the entire report.) Information about Cooper’s condition isn’t immediately available. A message sent from the Osbourn Park Wrestling Twitter account on Sunday said that Cooper was undergoing tests and remained in …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The spring session is from Feb. 4 to June 3.
Register now for the Prince William County Public Schools Virtual High School spring session. Registration ends Feb. 3. The program offers 22 full credit courses each session. There are three sessions per year: spring, summer, and fall. This session, new courses include Algebra Functions and Data Analysis, and Economics and Personal Finance, which satisfies the updated graduation requirements. Students should plan to spend about seven to eight hours per week in the spring session working on their course. In the summer session, that estimate is increased to four to six hours a day. Daily logins are mandatory during the summer session. Tuition must be paid in full by orientation and must be paid with either a money order or a cashier's …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The pathway to a robust system of public education is through reforms that empower teachers, bring greater accountability to schools, and give localities more flexibility over state funding.
As I and my fellow legislators conclude the third week of the 2013 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly, this past week in Richmond saw a second round of snow, but the light dusting wasn’t enough to stop the movement of bills through the House of Delegates. In recent days, officials announced that Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent, the lowest since 2008 and the lowest in the Southeast. The key has been joint efforts in making a positive, pro-growth jobs environment our top priority. The formula for positive economic growth is simple: Continuation of Virginia’s low tax rates, elimination of unnecessary regulations, and developing a skilled and educated workforce. Simply put this lowest unemployment rate …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A $2,500 credit for small businesses employing public university grads is on hold after subcommittee members ask for legislation that would include private colleges.
Monday, January 28
By Michael Shuster, Capital News Service A bill that would have given Virginia small businesses a $2,500 tax credit for hiring the state's public university graduates was tabled by House subcommittee members who said the offer should also apply to graduates of Virginia's private institutions. House Bill 1303, introduced by Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), would have created an incentive system for small businesses that hired people holding an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from a public institution of higher education in Virginia, giving a $2,500 corporate income tax credit for each new full-time position created and filled after Jan. 1 of this year. Businesses could have claimed the credit after the graduate had been employed for …