Fairfax County officials are worried about schools that don’t make the cut for the School Board’s new “Priority Schools” program.
The program — billed as a replacement for the old “Project Excel” program — would send extra staffing and resources to a group of schools local education officials have identified as in need of assistance.
“There are people on this board and on the Board of Supervisors that are troubled by the idea of excluding schools,” said at-large School Board member Martina Hone.
Supervisors Jeff McKay, D-Lee, and John Cook, R-Braddock, agreed.
“I’m worried some schools will be left behind, and I’ll be real interested to see what happens to those schools left off both [the Priority Schools and Project Excel] lists,” McKay said.