Letter to the Editor: Attend today’s school facilities meeting


I’d like to invite residents to the Shenandoah County Public Schools community facilities meeting at 7 p.m. today in the cafeteria at Central High School in Woodstock.

This will be an extremely beneficial opportunity for community members to ask questions and hear a presentation from our very experienced third party firm, HBA Dejong-Richter, on potential short-term options to solve the overcrowded conditions at Sandy Hook and W.W. Robinson elementary schools. Learn about the process that has occurred thus far and the enormous challenges our community faces with regard to our public school facilities both now and in the future.

The overcrowding in our public schools is real. Unfortunately, Shenandoah County is home to the largest kindergarten through fifth grade traditional elementary school in the state of Virginia (W.W. Robinson). I am confident that by working together, we can find the right solution for the continued success of Shenandoah County.

I strongly encourage everyone to attend, educate yourself with factual data, listen, ask questions, share feedback, ideas and opinions. Be a part of the solution!

Katie Freakley, District 4 School Board member