The Fairfax County School Board will meet at 7:30 tonight at Woodson High School to reach a verdict on which schools will be closed at the end of the school year.
A list published in December named 27 schools to be studied for closing. Last month, several citizen advisory groups recommended that only three schools -- Devonshire, Edsall Park and Walnut Hill -- be closed.
School Superintendent L. Linton Deck, however, has proposed closing eight elementary schools. They are:
Annandale Terrace -- 7604 Herald St., Annandale. Enrollment 431; age of building 16 years. Home to one English-as-a-second-language teacher and one resource teacher for the learning-disabled.
Devonshire -- 2831 Graham Road, Falls Church. Enrollment 225; 23 years old. Houses two federally sponsored programs: a pre-school diagnostic center and a senior citizens center.
Edsall Park -- 6815 Edsall Rd., Springfield Enrollment 247; 22 years old. Has three classes for the learning-disabled and a day-care center.
Hollin Hill -- 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria. Enrollment 242; 24 years old. Home of two learning-disabled classes.
Hollin Hills -- 7116 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. Enrollment 236; 25 years old. Has one resource teacher for the learning-disabled.
Masonville -- 3705 Crest Dr., Annandale. Enrollment 278; 25 years old. Has two self-contained classes for the learning-disabled.
Walnut Hill -- 7423 Camp Alger Ave., Falls Church. Enrollment 291; 22 years old. Houses four self-contained classes for the learning-disabled.
Wilton Woods -- 3701 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. Enrollment 316; 17 years old. One self-contained class for the learning-disabled.