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From left: Fairfax County School Board members Ilryong Moon (at-large) and Tammy Derenak Kaufax (Lee), Fairfax County Public Schools deputy superintendent Steve Lockard, Board of Supervisors chairman Sharon Bulova, U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11), Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander Col. Michelle Mitchell, Mount Vernon School Board representative Dan Storck and Supervisor Gerry Hyland (D) toss the ceremonial first shovel of dirt at the Fort Belvoir Elementary School expansion ground-breaking on Sept. 28.

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Mount Vernon: Expanding Fort Belvoir Elementary

When Fort Belvoir Elementary School opens in 2016, an expanded campus will provide a base institution for all school-aged children of Fort Belvoir families. The expansion includes 20 general education classrooms, bringing the population capacity to 1,594 students, according to a release from Fairfax County Public Schools.