School Board Summary March 12, 2024

The Loudoun County School Board held a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the School Board Meeting Room at the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn.

Board Member Attendance

  • Chair Melinda Mansfield: Present

  • Vice Chair Arben Istrefi: Present

  • Anne Donohue: Present

  • April Chandler: Present

  • Deana Griffiths: Present

  • Dr. Linda Deans: Present

  • Kari LaBell: Present

  • Lauren Shernoff: Present

  • Dr. Sumera Rashid: Present

Work Session

The School Board received an update from the Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC).

The School Board received an update from the Department of Student Services on the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

Recess Meeting

Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Future Health Professionals Club from Farmwell Station Middle School. The National Anthem was performed by Alexis, a student from Harmony Middle School.

Student and Staff Recognition

The School Board recognized the One LCPS Spotlight: Expanding the Computer Science Pipeline from Rock Ridge High School.

Student School Board Representatives

Mariam Tafwed, Potomac Falls High School

Naisha Patel, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

Mary Hackman, Tuscarora High School

Superintendent’s Report

Highlights of the report included:

  • An update on the Restroom Privacy and Safety Pilot Program.

  • LCPS Staff, Students and Families Make Your Voice Heard Annual Survey is available.

  • Amy Goodyear was named the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2024 Teacher of the Year.

  • Belmont Ridge Middle School’s Spectrum Program won the 2024 WUSA9 Eco Challenge.

View the Superintendent’s Report.

Public Comment

Community members participated in person and virtually to provide the School Board with comments on a range of topics.

Action Items

The Board addressed two action items:

  1. The Board approved the exception requests received for certain current grade three and grade four students to remain at their 2023-2024 zoned school for their remaining years of elementary school.

  2. The Board approved showing the LCPS logo that states “Public Comment in Progress” during public comment.

Information Items

The Board discussed two information items:

  1. An update from the Department of Student Services on Student Mental Health Services.

  2. Student and Staff school calendars for SY2024-2025 and SY2025-2026.

The Board then held a Closed Session

Board Members' Comments and Committee Reports

Board members provided comments and reports for the committees that they serve on.

View the entire agenda online.

To view the full Board meeting, visit the LCPS website.


*The summary is provided as a quick reference to School Board meeting activity but does not serve as an official record. Official minutes are posted as soon as available.

Published March 13, 2024