Prince William County school notes

January 19
Free session for help with
college aid applications

Stonewall Jackson High School and the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators will host Super Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 at the school, 8820 Rixlew Lane, Manassas.

The event provides free one-on-one assistance in completing the federal financial aid form for postsecondary education, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the form used by colleges, universities and career-technical schools across the country to determine eligibility for student federal financial aid.

Financial aid workshops will be at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. to explain the federal and state financial aid process. Computers will be available for students and parents to apply for federal aid, with help from volunteer financial aid experts.

Students should bring their Social Security number, driver’s license, a copy of W-2 forms for 2013 and their 2013 federal income tax return, a list of untaxed income, current bank and investment records and alien registration or permanent resident card, if applicable. Students and their parents are advised to request a personal identification number ahead of time at www.pin.ed.gov, and to bring that to the event. Parents should get their own PIN number, in addition to the student’s.

For information, visit www.
vasfaa.org
. For questions, contact school counselor Nancy Pomaranski at pomransk@pwcs.
edu
or 703-365-2992.

Superintendent to present
2014-15 budget proposal

Prince William County School Superintendent Steven L. Walts will present his proposed budget for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, and the Capital Improvements Program for 2015-24 to the School Board on Feb. 5. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the School Board meeting room of the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas.

The budget presentation will be broadcast live on PWCS-TV, Comcast Channel 18, Verizon Channel 36 and via webcast at www.pwcstv.com. The proposal will be posted online after presentation to the School Board.

Residents can speak about the proposed budget when officials present it to the public at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Room 1101 of the Kelly Leadership Center. Those who wish to speak must sign up at the door before 7 p.m. Speakers will be limited to two minutes each. School Board members will be present to hear comments.

School Board budget work sessions will be held after the board’s public meetings at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 and March 5. A special work session for final markup on the budget is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 12.

A public hearing is slated for March 19, after which the School Board is scheduled to vote on the proposal.

— Compiled by Mari-Jane Williams

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