Friday, March 8, 2013
Office hours will take place Saturday in Lorton and Greater Alexandria.
Dan Storck, who represents the Mount Vernon District on the Fairfax County School Board, will host community office hours Saturday. Storck hosts community office hours the second Saturday of each month: Members of the community are invited to stop by to ask questions or to discuss concerns, no appointment necessary. If you have any questions about the community office hours, please contact Dan Storck at Dan.Storck@fcps.edu or his assistant, Barb Larsen at Barbara.Larsen@fcps.edu .
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Capital Improvement Plan proposes two new elementary schools in Route 1 corridor.
Elementary schools serving the northern portion of Route 1 and Fort Belvoir are expected to see significant overcrowding in the next five years. A potential solution, according to the recently released draft of the Fairfax County Capital Improvement Plan: two new elementary schools for the Route 1 corridor. The five-year CIP budget will total $871.2 million or roughly $174.2 million per year. Funds approved in the 2011 School Bond Referendum and previous referenda will address approximately $190.8 million of the five-year requirement, leaving a balance of $680.3 million unfunded. Officials expect another referendum in fall 2013. Along with two possible elementary schools in the Richmond Highway Corridor and the eastern area of Fairfax …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Storck will host town hall meetings in Lorton and Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon District School Board Representative Dan Storck will host two town hall meetings to discuss school issues and priorities, as well as Mount Vernon District's needs. Parents, students, and community members are invited to these meetings. The meetings are scheduled for the following dates: No registration is required. For more information, contact Barbara Larsen at 571-423-1069 or by e-mail at Barbara.Larsen@fcps.edu.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
What are his priorities for the new school year?
The 2012-2013 school year has begun, and the Fairfax County School Board will be working from now until next summer to keep the doors open and the lights on for the nation's 11th-largest school system. On Tuesday, Patch spoke with Mount Vernon School Board representative Dan Storck to talk about the specific issues he will tackle this school year. Storck, who was reelected last November, has served on the board since 2003, and served as chairman from 2007-2009. His tenure has been marred by difficulty, particularly with a growing student population during a recessionary period and has resulted in tough budget calls, including freezing teacher compensation and postponing capital improvement projects. "Funding per student is going down and…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Project is expected to be complete by May 2015.
More coordination is needed between the community and Fairfax County Schools officials to determine if the sports fields at Carl Sandburg Middle School can be used as the school is renovated, school officials said Wednesday. Speaking before parents and local residents gathered at the school, Kevin Sneed, county schools director of facilities and planning, encouraged that a representative from the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association coordinate with Project Coordinator Steve Nicholson on how to best use the fields. School board member Dan Storck, the Mount Vernon District representative, said both gyms at Carl Sandburg should be open for community use through next spring. The following school years, one gym will be open. “We know that there…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
District Supervisors Gerry Hyland (Mount Vernon) and Jeff McKay (Lee), along with School Board Member Dan Storck, shared updates Wednesday with the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce.
Fairfax County's budget, development and traffic along the Route 1 corridor, and the possibility of a county meals tax were the focus of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce's "Breakfast with the Supervisors" on Wednesday morning at the Belle Haven Country Club. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland, Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay and School Board Member Dan Storck updated chamber members on recent developments in the districts and the county before fielding questions from the audience. Fairfax County Budget Storck kicked off the morning by framing the county's budget, a large portion of which goes to public schools. "I know that it is a lot of money," Storck said. "But I also know that it makes a huge difference in …
Friday, March 23, 2012
School was formerly located at what is now Mount Vernon High School.
Walt Whitman Middle School celebrated its 50th birthday Thursday evening with an open house for students, parents and local dignitaries. Attendees included Del. Scott Surovell, state Sens. Adam Ebbin and Toddy Puller, and former Virginia First Lady Susan Allen. Stay informed! Give Fort Hunt Patch the thumbs up at www.facebook.com/FortHuntPatch!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Fairfax County School Board member Dan Storck answers questions as Honest Abe.
Patch recently sat down with Dan Storck, Mount Vernon District representative on the Fairfax County School Board and Abraham Lincoln look-alike, to talk in character about Lincoln's life and times. Among other questions, we asked him about his relationship with his wife, Mary Todd, and whether he thought the United States would ever have a black president. Lincoln's Birthday, or Lincoln Day, is Sunday, Feb. 12.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
He's a man of many hats, one of the stovepipe variety. How else might he emulate Honest Abe?
As most in our area know, Dan Storck is a local resident who has "Abe"-ly represented our community since 2004 as Mount Vernon’s District Representative on the Fairfax County School Board. He was also a past chairman on the same board from 2007-2009. In addition to these feats, Storck is a man of many hats, to include one of the stovepipe variety. He’s a husband, father, community leader, business owner, volunteer and an Abraham Lincoln presenter. Since Storck retained his school board seat in this latest general election, we're guessing he's feeling pretty euphoric these days. At least we're hoping he's in a jovial mood, since we're about to have a little fun at his expense and incorporate him into our latest Patch Game question! Patch …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Candidates greet voters at local polling places Tuesday morning.
Under clear skies and a chilly 38 degrees, volunteers and candidates stood outside precincts Tuesday morning in Fort Hunt and surrounding areas in Northern Virginia to shake hands, hand out campaign literature and sample ballots and get in one last plug as local residents turned out to vote. Turnout for Tuesday's election is expected to be about 30 percent, about the same as 2007, the last time a similar election was held, according to a Washington Post article. Today's election includes races for county supervisors and school board seats, as well as statehouse races. "I'll be surprised if we break 30 percent countywide," Cameron Quinn, in charge of elections, told Patch Tuesday morning. The county, as of Nov. 1, had 640,689 "active" voter…