To the Editor
Fairfax County has been very fortunate to have had Janie Strauss as Dranesville’s representative on the School Board for the last two decades. Janie has always fought to ensure that all students, regardless of mental or physical ability, are challenged by rigorous school programs such as in the arts, humanities, technology, foreign languages, and STEM. A mother of 4 FCPS graduates, I have worked with Janie as a volunteer in the McLean schools for many years and admire her high intelligence, her integrity and her pragmatism. She fights for the school’s critical needs. At the moment, because of the current funding crisis and the projected $72 million deficit in the proposed school budget, she has demonstrated that full funding is necessary to cover the costs of continued increases in school enrollments, needed pay raises for teachers and to prevent harmful program cuts. We must re-elect Janie!
Sherry Wells, History professor, GW University
Former Longfellow PTA President