Tuesday, September 11, 2012
After years-long hiatus, once-annual festival returns Sept. 15 to Clifton.
KidFest is returning Sept. 15 to Clifton, an event organizers say helps unite the community for family-friendly fun. "The purpose of the festival is to bring together families of the greater Clifton area for food, fun and community," CBA Chairman Tom VanBlaricom said. "With the closing of Clifton Elementary School, venues like this help keep Clifton together as a community." The event, sponsored by the Clifton Betterment Association (CBA), will run from noon to 5 p.m. in Clifton Town Park, on Main Street between Chapel and Chestnut Streets in Clifton. KidFest will feature a video arcade truck, kids games, arts and crafts and a moon bounce. Many of Clifton's businesses will have tables with games. Teen drama students will be acting it …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The opinion was issued Thursday.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The state Supreme Court ruled that the Fairfax County School board members did not violate the Freedom of Information Act in the course of their decision to close Clifton Elementary School, the Washington Post reports. The newspaper reported that the court announced their decision on Thursday. The lawsuit, filed by Clifton resident Jill DeMello Hill last year, argued that elected officials, members of the school board, violated FOIA laws by emailing each other about the school’s closure before a July 2010 public meeting was held on the matter, among other issues. The Supreme Court disagreed that the school board members' e-mails constituted a secret meeting in violation of FOIA laws, the Post reports. A separate lawsuit filed by a group of…
Monday, April 16, 2012
The state Supreme Court meets Monday to hear the controversial case involving public records.
The Virginia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case today involving public records related to the decision to close Clifton Elementary School. The lawsuit, filed by resident Jill DeMello Hill last year, argued that elected officials, members of the school board, violated FOIA laws by emailing each other about the school’s closure before a July 2010 public meeting was held on the matter, among other issues. The Circuit Court of Fairfax County initially dismissed DeMello's complaint against the school board. If the appeal is successful, it will not necessarily lead to the school’s reopening, but it could mean that the board would be required to once again take a look at the situation, said Michael Guiffre of Patton Boggs, the Washington D…