Exciting News!

Our local School Board Member Karl Frisch shared the following news with our community!


Relocating the Unspecified Fairfax/Oakton Elementary School

Frisch, Karl V (School Board Member) <kvfrisch@fcps.edu> 11. November 2020 
I hope this email finds you well. We have scheduled a meeting for the Mosby Woods, Oakton, and Providence ES communities to discuss the relocation of the unspecified Fairfax/Oakton elementary school to Dunn Loring Administration Center. Please feel free to share this information with others who may be interested and be sure to use the link below to RSVP.

Karl Frisch
Providence District Representative
Fairfax County School Board

Mosby Woods/Oakton/Providence ES Community Meeting: Relocating the Unspecified Fairfax/Oakton Elementary School

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Please join us for a presentation and conversation about the relocation of the unspecified Fairfax/Oakton elementary school to Dunn Loring Administration Center. Speakers will include Karl Frisch (School Board Member), Douglas Tyson (Region 1 Assistant Superintendent), Jeffrey Platenberg (Assistant Superintendent for Facilities and Transportation Services), and Jessica Gillis (Special Projects Administrator for Facilities and Transportation Services).

RSVP: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItdOCuqTsvHNI-6tv5W8Shky12lgRHCOwV
Fairfax County School Board
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Stay Informed and Join the Conversation!

Yet, this is not final so we are encouraging you to take the opportunity and join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 7:00-8:30 PM to ensure you get all the information you need and your voice is being heard in this local matter.

RSVP: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItdOCuqTsvHNI-6tv5W8Shky12lgRHCOwV

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