Twenty-one elementary schools in Southwestern Fairfax could see changes in their student composition during the next three school years if a new proposal to curb school crowding is approved.
With a goal of limiting elementary schools in the region to no more than 950 students, Fairfax County Public Schools staff last week presented plans for responding to crowding in the region. The plan includes adding classroom space to six elementary schools, while shifting the populations of 17 schools to others in the region.
A boundary study on schools in southwestern Fairfax County is moving to the next phase of planning, after School Board members last week approved a staff-recommended plan laying out the scope of the study, which will impact 23 elementary schools in the area. The recommendation comes after a nearly year-long study by a citizen-led ad hoc committee that began meeting last October to discuss concerns of crowding in area elementary schools.