Thursday, April 25, 2013
District to hold ceremonies for high school seniors beginning May 31.
Thursday, April 25
Release, Prince William County Schools: The following graduation dates, times, and locations have been announced for Prince William County Public Schools high school, summer school, practical nursing program, and adult education students. Events scheduled at Jiffy Lube Live Pavilion and the Patriot Center are subject to change. Members of the Prince William County School Board are expected to attend many of these events.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Prince William County Police searched area for three suspects in nearby armed home invasion.
Woodbridge High, Lake Ridge Middle and Old Bridge Elementary schools were on lockdown mid-day Thursday as a precaution, according to officials. Prince William County Police were investigating a report of an armed home invasion in the 12500 block of Colebrook Court, near Woodbridge High, according to a post at the PWCPD Facebook page. Schools resumed normal operations shortly after 1 p.m., following an extensive search, according to police. The search including K9 units and a helicopter. According to police, three masked men reportedly entered the home armed with handguns. The men fled the area, likely in a car, with no injuries reported and nothing taken, according PWCPD. See more details at the PWCPD Facebook page.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The extent of the damage to the bus is not known.
A PWCS bus was carrying 10 students this afternoon when it was involved in a collision at the intersection of Old Bridge Road and Occoquan Road, possibly with another vehicle. None of the bus occupants were injured, but the extent of the damage to the bus is unknown. PWCS Community Relations Office Supervisor Irene Cromer could not confirm the cause of the accident. Police responded to the accident. Patch.com will publish more information as it becomes available.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Prince William County Schools and other information on Monday programs.
A wintry mix overnight and into the morning has impacted local schools and other programs for Monday, March 18. Prince William County Public Schools. Code Red for employees. All School Division activities are cancelled. The School Age Care Program will not open. St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School. Little Mermaid rehearsal TBD. Evangel Christian School. There will not be before or after care. Cloverdale School Heritage Christian School Does your group have a closing or cancellation? Add it in the comments section below.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Event at Freedom High School raising money for family of officer killed in Manassas wreck.
Prince William County Schools' basketball stars will be competing Tuesday night for a good cause — supporting the family of a fallen Prince William County Police officer. Hoops Fest 18 is an annual fundraiser spotlighting the top basketball talent in the school division in several individual and team competitions. Admission is $10, with proceeds supporting the family of officer Chris Yung. Yung died in the line of duty on Dec. 31 in a Manassas car accident. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Freedom High School, 15201 Neabsco Mills Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Prince William Today. A post at InsideNova.com has more on the history of the event and an interview with Freedom High School athletic director Bobbi Dewitt…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Road conditions still dangerous in portions of the county from Wednesday's winter storm.
Prince William County Public Schools will be closed Thursday, March 7. Wednesday afternoon, some areas in the county were without power and road conditions were still dangerous following Wednesday's snow storm. See more winter storm coverage at Patch The full statement: On Thursday, March 7, all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All School Division activities including Science Grades 2 and 3 Professional Development cancelled. The School Age Care Program will not open. See pwcs.edu for more information.
Virginia's winter storm and several inches of snow keep kids at home mid-week.
Prince William County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 6, due to the winter storm that began moving through the area overnight. See more winter storm coverage at Patch The full statement: On Wednesday, March 6, all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All School Division activities including Science Grades 2 and 3 Professional Development cancelled. The School Age Care Program will not open. See pwcs.edu for more information. How are your children spending the day off? Tell us in the comment section below!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Millions lost over five years with rate approved by Prince William County Supervisors on Tuesday.
Prince William County Schools will lose $1.3 million next year after the Board of County Supervisors lowered its projected rate increase for county tax bills, according to a district statement. Prince William County staff and the school district developed budgets that assumed an average tax bill increase of 4 percent for residential property owners. On Tuesday, the Supervisors cut the maximum rate increase that they would accept to 3.53 percent. That is an average tax rate of $1.196 per $100 of assessed value. Read more about the Board of Supervisors budget vote On Wednesday morning, the district issued a statement on its website noting that will mean a budget shortfall of $1.3 million next year and up to $20 million in lost revenue over …
County staff's proposed budget with 4 percent increase shaved to just over 3.5 percent.
The projected tax rate increase for residential property owners was lowered Tuesday by the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, and may see sharper cuts before the budget reaches final approval this spring. In preparing for budget negotiations, Prince William County staff developed a budget that assumed an average tax bill increase of 4 percent for residential property owners. Tasked Tuesday with determining the maximum increase that residents may expect on their tax bills, the board of supervisors voted 5-3 on an increase of slightly more than 3.5 percent. Are you willing to pay more on your tax bill for county services? Why? Tell us in the comments section below. As the advertised rate, that can be reduced over the next two months…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Overnight snow showers blanket region.
Prince William County Schools announced early Thursday morning that schools will be closed today due to the snow showers overnight and early into the morning. Scheduled high school exams are moved to Friday, with Friday's exams moved to Monday, according to the PWCS Facebook Page. Schools will be open Monday, but closed Tuesday for a teacher workday. Elementary Schools have a half-day Wednesday for teacher conferences. What are you doing on your snow day? Tell us in the comments section below!