> First of all way to conclude that because I'm not
> in Clifton I don't have money, which a) shows how
> elitist you folks are, b) doesn't take in to
> consideration that plenty of areas in the county
> are just as wealthy or wealthier than Clifton, and
> you don't here these problems there, well of
> course except for the fact of red @ss h()le mom,
> but I digress...
> It is elitist for what it is... a lack of
> diversity, this was more about not having to go to
> school with ESOL and free and reduced lunch
> students than it was anything else. Before
> closing Clifton had low attendance and the largest
> boundary of any Elementary School in the county...
> The rest of the tax payers of Fairfax County
> shouldn't have to carry this burden so you can
> keep on unviable school opened...
Besides the fact that your post is barely comprehensible (punctuation and spell check are helpful, btw), it shows just how little you know about Clifton, the people that live in Clifton, or this issue in general.
You claim that this was more about "not having to go to school with ESOL and free and reduced lunch students than it was anything else". How so? The 3 schools that CES kids are at this year have the same "diversity" as CES, or very close to it. That was NEVER an issue.
You claim low attendance at CES. CES was at maximum capacity, with almost 400 children. How is that low attendance? There are several schools in FFX Co. with comparable, and in some cases, lower attendance than CES. As for the largest boundary of any elementary school (no need to capitalize those words in the middle of your sentence, btw), have you seen the new boundary map for Fairview Elementary? It's now the same size as the former CES boundary. Another ridiculous and baseless argument.
You say CES was "unviable". In what sense? The definition of unviable is: not capable of working successfully; not feasible. CES was ranked #2 in the county for performance and received The Governor's award for excellence. How is that not working successfully? Now, if you meant financially unviable, well, sorry, but you're wrong again. I don't have the time or inclination to try and educate you on this subject, but if you took the time to educate yourself, you'd realize how ignorant your statements are.
To give you just a small example, I'll insert a picture below which was taken from FCPS Dashboard in 2009, when this whole issue about CES began. This picture shows that CES was at 98% utilization, extremely close to full capacity (only enough room for 8 more students in 2009. When CES closed, there were 377 students - oops, OVER capacity) and the projected enrollment was expected to increase, not decrease. Magically, once the SWRBS committee started looking into these "facts", those facts changed, drastically. Why, you might ask? Because those "facts" didn't support the closure of CES. That's when the FCPS "staff", led by Dean Tisdadt manipulated the "facts" to suit their purposes. How, you might ask? By conveniently omitting almost half of the CES boundary from the new projected enrollment. This isn't speculation - it's a fact that has been proven.