BREAK THE WHEEL

July 25, 2017

I don't normally create posts that just link to other posts but this one goes SO WELL with today's earlier post by Shane Oldenburg, that I had to share.  

An article released by Public News Service discussed some information released by the National Education Associatio...

July 25, 2017

Shane Oldenburg, a 13 year teacher at Colonial Forge High School, has recently bid adieu to the Forge hallways.  Oldenburg, who taught Social Studies and started the AP Psychology program at Forge, left SCPS for better opportunities in Prince William.  This popular tea...

July 23, 2017

Last week, BTW wrote an article regarding the teacher turnover rates recently released by SCPS public schools.  In case you need a refresher, SCPS presented a report about the subject to the School Board at their meeting last week and they also sent out a press release...

July 21, 2017

The Weldon Cooper center at UVA has released it's annual compilation of Virginia local tax rates by county.  Considering some of the recent issues discussed here at BTW, from teacher raises to the Aquia Towne Center issue, it seemed like a good idea to investigate thes...

July 20, 2017

As some of you may know, BTW has been covering a disturbing trend of high teacher turnover rates at SCPS.  This week, the folks at SCPS central office have released some documents that seem to suggest this problem isn't nearly what it's been made out to be.  Their data...

July 6, 2017

The ATC deal has generated a lot of debate and public discourse, which as far as I am concerned, is fantastic.  It was wonderful to see so many people at the meeting sharing their thoughts on the deal, whether for or against.  Regardless of where the deal ends up, at t...

July 6, 2017

The July 5th board meeting was eventful and there is much to report.  I will get to that but I had to immediately address one particular bomb that dropped.  Let me set the stage:

There was a lot of contentious debate over the course of the 3PM session.  After liste...

July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day, Wheel Breakers!!

Confusion concerning the upcoming ATC vote continues to swirl.  If you would like to learn more about this very complicated issue, please check BTW's posts on the subject HERE and HERE and HERE.  As much as I know this infor...

July 1, 2017

I have been asked where I got my information regarding the new deal being requested by Mosaic for the Aquia Towne Center project.  My supervisor, Wendy Maurer, sent the documents below to me because 1) I am her constituent and she knows that I am interested in dissemin...

July 1, 2017

BTW has gotten conformation today that Mosaic has changed the deal that will go in front of the Board of Supervisors next Wednesday. Here are the new relevant details:

1) Mosaic has lowered the amount it is requesting, down to $16.25 million from $18.25 million

2) The ti...

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Round 1: Cardinal Meadows development and Cluster Ordinance status quo heard by Planning Commission..get a big no thanks

March 1, 2018

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Round 1: Cardinal Meadows development and Cluster Ordinance status quo heard by Planning Commission..get a big no thanks

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