Students and parents dressed in red during the Loudoun Board of Supervisors’ Feb. 27 budget public hearing as part of their effort to win funding to install artificial turf fields at the campus.
Leesburg, VA (Feb. 29, 2016) – The Loudoun Board of Supervisors will wrap its public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2017 county budget tonight, with a third and final session in the boardroom in Leesburg starting at 6 p.m.
The supervisors’ second hearing was held Saturday at the School Administration Building in Broadlands where some speakers encouraged full funding of the record-setting $1 billion school budget and others called for holding taxes down.
The largest delegation among the 27 speakers, however, wasn’t specifically concerned with the tax rate. Instead, they championed “school equity.”
Student athletes from Heritage High School and their parents—all clad in red shirts— lined up to urge supervisors to accelerate the installation of artificial turf fields at their 20-year-old campus. Currently, the high school is scheduled for the sports field upgrade in 2022.