School Board announces plan
to make up for snow cancellations

The Prince William County School Board voted Wednesday to change April 21 from a holiday to a full day of school, to add a day to the end of the year, and to lengthen the school day by 10 minutes through the end of the school year.

The steps will help make up for the instructional hours lost to weather-related closings this school year. These measures will provide county students with the 990 instructional hours required by the state and assure compliance with time requirements of specific instructional programs.

Additional changes would be necessary if there are more weather-related closings and delays.

Community meeting to
discuss boundary adjustments

The Office of Facilities Services for Prince William County Public Schools will hold a community meeting to discuss a proposed boundary adjustment for River Oaks and Swans Creek elementary schools. At the meeting, members of the community will be able to provide feedback on proposed boundary changes.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. March 27 at Swans Creek Elementary School, 17700 Wayside Dr., Dumfries.

Visit to view a report on the proposed changes. For information, contact Matthew Cartlidge, supervisor of planning, at or 703-791-7312.

Schools sponsor
spring food drive

The Prince William County Public School Division is holding its annual food drive to benefit ACTS and SERVE, which operate food pantries in the county. Schools and administrative offices will have collection boxes on site until April 4.

Suggestions for food donations include nonperishable items such as cold cereal, canned meats, dry or canned beans, rice, pasta, spaghetti sauce, soups, macaroni and cheese, and canned fruits and vegetables.

— Compiled by Mari-Jane Williams