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STOP Overcrowding Our Classrooms and Roads – Say NO to the Apollo Project!
Our classrooms and roads are overcrowded. These problems gets worse every time the county approves another new home development. Together, we can force a change to “business as usual” between our elected officials and developers, and begin to fix these problems.
On June 20, the Board of County Supervisors will hold a public hearing for the proposed Apollo project (25-acres at the intersection of the Prince William Parkway and Hoadly Road in the Neabsco District). County approval of this project will:
- Worsen already unacceptable classroom overcrowding at the schools impacted.
- Likely result in disruptive school boundary changes and student reassignments.
- Add another trailer to the 211 already being used to house county students and their teachers. (The School Board shamefully agreed to recommend approval of this project if the developer would pay for another trailer to be placed at one of the schools impacted. That’s a very disturbing indication of misplaced School Board priorities.)
- Add still more homes to the 5,600+ housing units already approved by Supervisors and waiting to be built in the Neabsco and adjoining Coles and Occoquan Districts.
- Increase traffic on already overcrowded roads and already congested intersections.
County Supervisors will undoubtedly approve this project unless there’s significant opposition from the citizens/communities affected. Here’s how you can help Stop the Apollo Project:
Notify Supervisor Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy to email@example.com and to School Board member Raulston (DRaulston@pwcs.edu), that you’re opposed to approval of this project and why. A copy to firstname.lastname@example.org will help ensure you’ll be heard.
Also attend the public hearing on Tuesday, June 20, and speak-out against this project. If you arrive by 7:30 at the Board Chambers in the McCoart Admin. Building, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, you can sign-up to tell the Supervisors why you think the project should not be approved. You’ll have up to three minutes (if you want to take that long) to voice your opinion about classroom overcrowding, already bad traffic or any other concern you may have regarding the Apollo project.
If enough citizens get involved, county Supervisors will be forced to acknowledge the high level of opposition to this project and likely vote to deny its approval. There’s never been a more important time to participate in our democracy. This is your opportunity to get involved, take a stand and make a difference in the lives of children and teachers. You’ll be proud you did.
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