The short answer is probably not, despite Supervisor Geary Higgins best efforts. Supervisor Higgins was nice enough to attend the town council meeting in Lovettsville to let us know where things stand with his efforts to get a high school in Lovettsville. The board of supervisors is using a new model for projecting growth in western Loudoun and that model shows minimal growth for the foreseeable future based on the past few years lowered growth. Supervisior Higgins and his staff are working hard to prove to the board that growth has picked up and will continue to rise. There is land that could be available now, at a low interest rate. That land could be banked for the future but the board of supervisors so far has not agreed to bank any land for schools in Lovettsville. Supervisor Higgins thinks now is the time to act and is working hard to convince the rest of the board.
In the meantime, Catoctin school board representive, Jennifer Bergel, is trying to do something about the terrible bus schedules. In Lovettsville middle school students and high school students all ride the same bus to school which means 6th graders are on the same bus with 12th graders. That is not acceptable! The rides are very long, often well over an hour to get to and from schools 20 minutes away. More about Jennifer’s efforts to get more buses to Lovettsville can be found on her facebook page here. Or you can reach her at Jennifer.Bergel@lcps.org. Supervisor Higgins also urged people to attend the board of supervisors meeting on December 2nd where the CIP will be discussed.