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Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

February 10, 2017
If you have lived in Fairfax County for any amount of time, you are surely familiar with the traffic situation here. Congested roads and long travel times lead to frustrated and fatigued motorists, who may not always yield to pedestrians at a crosswalk. In the morning and afternoon, the situation is compounded by school children going to and from school. To help keep us all safe, and keep traffic moving in an orderly fashion, the County hires crossing guards to assist students and pedestrians in crossing the street at appropriate intersections. (Read Full Story)

Summer is a Great Time to Encourage Reading

August 13, 2015

For many of us summer vacation provides a time for our families to enjoy time off from the school year grind, and allows children to participate in fun outdoor activities. However, during summer break, some children fall behind in their academic achievements, which can lead to steps backward in a child’s education. This is especially true when it comes to reading. (Read Full Story)

July is Parks and Recreation Month in Fairfax

July 8, 2015

Most people have fond, nostalgic memories of visits to the park. Perhaps celebrating family picnics and reunions, playing little league baseball games, enjoying quiet evenings in nature or even fishing and hiking with friends and family. The positive role that public parks have played in so many of our lives is undeniable. That is why the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has designated July as Parks and Recreation Month. (Read Full Story)

A Heartfelt Thanks to our Greatest Generation

June 9, 2015

This summer marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a time in which 16 million Americans bravely served from the beaches of Normandy to the islands of Okinawa. These were sons and daughters, fathers and mothers who put their lives on hold and answered the call to fight to defend the ideals of America. Sadly, over 416,000 of these brave Americans made the ultimate sacrifice, and laid down their lives in service to our country. (Read Full Story)

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Supervisor Cook Works with Community to Renovate Surrey Square Park Playground 

July 24, 2015

Braddock District Supervisor John Cook said, “Working hand-in-hand with the community to get this playground from concept to reality has been a pleasure. These types of partnerships are good for the neighborhood, good for government and of course, great for the children and families that will enjoy them.”.  (Read Full Story)

County looks to improve mental health programs

April 29, 2015

Fairfax County is launching a new initiative to better address mental health needs of people who end up in the criminal justice system.  (Read Full Story)

Fairfax County Task Force to Recommend Sexual Assault Education Reforms

April 16, 2015

Fairfax County is examining how it prepares students to prevent and respond to sexual assault. In December, Supervisor John Cook (R-Braddock) brought forward a board matter concerning sexual assault culture. County staff responded in March with a report that assesses what Fairfax County Public Schools is doing in this area.  (Read Full Story)

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