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Pause for Progress for Haycock Elementary

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We, the parents of Haycock Elementary School, request that the FCPS Office of Facilities and the FCPS School Board:

PAUSE THE RENOVATION PROCESS for Haycock Elementary School and give significant consideration to the viable alternatives offered by the Haycock Renovation Committee. Use these as a basis to find a solution to increase the final building size of Haycock Elementary in order to succeed in providing a properly-sized building to house the future students of Haycock while preserving the existing field space.

ENSURE THERE WILL BE ENOUGH SEATS in the renovated building to accommodate ongoing growth in the base school population without compromising class size.  The population of school-age children in Haycock's neighborhoods continues to increase, and our school enrollment growth continues to outpace county averages.

PRESERVE FIELD SPACE AT HAYCOCK by building a multi-story addition that will yield the same number of classrooms as a single-story expansion. The current renovation plan sprawls across Haycock's limited school grounds taking away valuable green space that could be used for recess, gym, and community recreational sports programs.

CORRECT THE PROJECTED ENROLLMENT NUMBERS for Haycock by ensuring that the projections are based on actual enrollment and neighborhood population movement.  Collaborate with parents, educators, and community leaders.

As taxpayers, we recognize that our valuable tax dollars have already been spent on the design phase of this project; yet, we do not think this justifies continuing with the current renovation plan.  In our opinion, continuing with the current proposed plan would waste additional taxpayer money on building a school that would not address the future needs of the community.  We ask that the process be paused until a plan can be designed that will address the needs of Haycock.

Respectfully submitted,

Haycock Elementary School Parents

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