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Ryan McElveen's Goals for Fairfax Schools in 2013

Fairfax County School Board member shares list of "ins" and "outs" for the new year.

As 2013 approaches, Patch has asked Fairfax County School Board members to share their goals and priorities for 2013.

Member Ryan McElveen (At-large) chose to write an "Unofficial FCPS 2013 In-and-Out List." It runs unedited below.

It’s that time of year when we reflect on all we’ve done over the past year and look ahead to what the New Year will bring.

In a county as big as Fairfax, the to-do list is endless, but here are some of the things on which the School Board is setting its sights for 2013. I wish you a wonderful holiday break!


Out                                               In
Quesadillas                                    Quinoa
Streamline and Focus                      Hocus Pocus
South County Secondary                 South County Middle
Daniel Day-Lewis                            Dan Storck
“Learning Cottages”                        Modulars
Online Textbooks                            Hardback Textbooks
Zero Tolerance                               Restorative Justice
Teacher Burnout                             Teacher Unburdening
Dean Tistadt                                  Jeff Platenberg
In-person Testimony                       YouTube Testimony
IB Diploma                                    IB Career Certificate
Bathroom Humiliation                     Bathroom Renovations
SLEEP                                           SLEEP
“One-arm bandit” desks                  GMU Lab School
SOLs                                             PISA
Mispronounced names                    Forgotten Acronyms
Preventive Maintenance                  Required Maintenance
PSY                                              Ilryong Moon
Open Classrooms                           Doors
Head Start Wait List                      Longer Head Start Wait List
Fiscal Cliff                                     Dumpster Diving
Soda                                            Water
Full Day K                                     Pre-K
FOCUS                                         Lawson
Graham Road                                Willston Center
“Old School Board”                        “Previous School Board”
School Bond Authority                    Increased Overcrowding
AAP Unrest                                    TJHSST Unrest
Boundary Meeting Nights                Boundary Lite
Jack Dale                                        ?


Ryan McElveen is an At-large member of the Fairfax County School Board. The list above is written in a light-hearted spirit, and represents Ryan’s views, not necessarily those of the School Board.

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