The Loudoun County School Board is scheduled to vote tonight on renew a contract that allows Loudoun students to attend Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria.
The School Board must inform Fairfax County Public Schools by June 1 if wants to cancel the one-year renewal contract. More than 50 parents and students spoke in favor of keeping the TJ option at the School Board’s last meeting May 14.
Students already accepted into Thomas Jefferson this fall for the 2019-2020 school year won’t be impacted by the vote, as the changes would not take effect until the 2020-2021 school year. There are 247 Loudoun students attending the Fairfax school this year at a cost of $3.8 million, and 83 have been accepted into the program for the 2019-2020 school year. Those costs do not include the transportation, estimated at half a million dollars for fiscal year 2019 and $540,000 for fiscal year 2020.