Education Nation

Education Nation

A solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America

School Overcrowding May Draw Rare Action in Fairfax County

Fairfax County considering eminent domain

Monday, Sep 9, 2013  |  Updated 8:18 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
School Overcrowding May Draw Rare Action

The Fairfax County school district may take extreme measures to relieve overcrowding at an elementary school.

The school board voted Wednesday to use eminent domain, if necessary, to acquire a vacant five-story commercial property at 6245 Leesburg Pike.

The Washington Post reported officials want to use the empty office tower to alleviate severe crowding at Bailey's Elementary, which is running 30 percent over capacity.

The property being considered is not currently for sale. Eminent domain allows the school district to take private property and provide the owner with "just" compensation.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
NBC4's Camp4Kids
NBC4 launched Camp4Kids in 1993,... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out