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PWCS Winter Break 2013-2014 Extension

5,408 Signatures Goal: 5,000

Prince William County Public Schools has decided to abolish the half-days associated with our former midterm exams - an unfair imposition on our much-needed time for rest, and relaxation. This burdens not only students, but imposes unnecessary strain on already minimized educational resources, and causes schedule conflicts due to families running off the pre-existing PWCS educational calendar.


We as students, teachers, families, and communities must band together to maintain a sense of order in our schedule. We have come to expect our School Board to do what is commonly accepted as the right thing to do - this is no exception. In place of our half-days, we are asking for a two- or three-day extension to our Winter Break, changing the dates from Dec. 23 - Jan. 1 to Dec. 23 - Jan. 3.

On top of signing our petition, we encourage you to contact your school board member, if not all of them. Here is their contact information:

Milton C. Johns, Chairman At-Large, mjohns@pwcs.edu,703.791.8709
Betty D. Covington, Potomac District, bcovington@pwcs.edu,703.221.0883
Michael I. Otaigbe, Ph.D., Coles District, motaigbe@pwcs.edu,571.722.3357
Gilbert A. "Gil" Trenum, Brentsville District, gtrenum@pwcs.edu,571.722.8874
Lisa E. Bell, Potomac District, lbell@pwcs.edu,571.274.3045
Alyson A. Satterwhite, Gainesville District, asatterwhite@pwcs.edu,571.268.1733
Lille G. Jessie, Occoquan District, ljessie@pwcs.edu,571.659.1636
Loree Y. Williams, Woodbridge District, lwilliams@pwcs.edu,571.242.8259

This is how the county (according to their website) wants you to contact them:
--Include your name
--Identify the school the issue is related to
--The name of the student(s) the issue/concern is related to, and the grade level(s)
--Identify the issue/concern/idea itself
--Please describe your concerns in 250 words or less.

Also, join our group on Facebook for updates and news throughout the battle!
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Highlights

November 22
Petition has reached 1000 signatures!
November 21
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
November 20
Petition has reached 250 signatures!
November 19
Petition has reached 100 signatures!
November 19
We are now live!
  • Jessica Kenny
    Jessica Kenny United States, Woodbridge
    Apr 24, 2014
    Apr 24, 2014
    I'm single and ready to mingle, hmu Michael
  • Saleem
    Saleem Canada, Toronto
    Dec 24, 2013
    Dec 24, 2013
    PWCS sucks...
  • Katelyn
    Katelyn United States, Front Royal
    Dec 22, 2013
    Dec 22, 2013
    There would be no point in making people go fo 2 days when we already have more days then other counties,
  • Matthew Schloss
    Matthew Schloss United States, Haymarket
    Dec 19, 2013
    Dec 19, 2013
    I think we should. There is no point to go to school for 2 days.
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    Michael sucks balls
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