Top Oakton Headlines: Feb. 4-10

Top Oakton news.

The week's top Oakton headlines include a boundary study, the latest in FCPS budget news, athletes' college plans, and a local mom how plans to start several gyms for kids.

Community Committees Against Gun Violence Gains Momentum
Nearly two months after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., a local committee against gun violence has gained resident support.

School Officials to Hold Public Meetings on Boundary Study
County students would move from Fairfax City to surrounding schools like Oakton.

Committee hosts outreach meetings this month in an effort to reform the county's Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook.

Fairfax School Board Moves Budget Forward
Members vote to increase request in county transfer to fund field custodians, remedies to achievement gap issues.

Fairfax Citizens Fire & Rescue Academy Applications Open
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is offering a citizens academy for the first time. Applications are being accepted through Feb. 18.

Flint Hill Swimmers Win Against Potomac School
Boys and girls showed a strong effort with final scores to match.

Five Oakton Footballers Sign With Universities
Chris Durant and Kyle Downer will celebrate with parents and coaches on Friday.

Metro and redevelopment will bring more crime to Fairfax County — which could require dozens more officers and a new station to help police the area's 1.1 million residents.

The team's next game will pit them against Potomac School.

Oakton Mom to Launch Three Kids Gyms
She's looking for leasing opportunities in Northern Virginia.

Caffe Amouri's 'Get Social' Gives Back to Shepherd's Center
By checking in on social media in February, customers can donate 10 percent of sales to Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna.

Oakton-Area Traffic Rated Worst in Nation by Texas Transportation Institute
Oakton commuters may spend an extra $1,398 per year in gas and time sitting in traffic, according to report.

Bicyclists Push for Share-the-Road Laws
Virginia State Sen. Chap Petersen among those praised for introducing safety legislation last month in first Bicycle Action Day in Richmond.


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