January 30, 2013
The Alexandria Public Schools central office on Beauregard Street.
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School officials say more rigorous standards are to blame.
Test scores are down across Alexandria. But school officials say that doesn't necessarily mean students are doing worse. It means that the tests have gotten harder.
Now budget heads to City Hall, where council members will determine appropriation.
School Board members traditionally try to present a unified front to City Hall, where members of the Alexandria City Council have the final say over how much money is transferred to the Beauregard Street headquarters of Alexandria City Public Schools.
Board members must close a $3 million gap before sending budget to City Hall.
Dozens of parents appeared before members of the Alexandria School Board last week with a simple plea — save FACE.
Last year’s scandal lingers over upcoming financial deliberations.
This time last year, the budget office at Alexandria City Public Schools was in full meltdown.