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Clouds over a Town of Vienna water tower (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Most Parents Believe FCPS is a Safe Environment — “Over 90% of Fairfax County, Virginia, parents who responded to a family engagement survey agreed their child feels safe at school and their child’s school is safe… the survey found 91% of the 35,109 parents and guardians who responded agreed or strongly agreed that their child feels safe at school, while 89% agreed or strongly agreed that their child’s school is safe.” [WTOP]

Advocates: County Not Doing Enough to Limit Deportations — “A Fairfax County policy aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation is not being implemented aggressively enough, a coalition of immigrant advocacy groups said — although they also acknowledge that Fairfax has been more aggressive than other jurisdictions on the issue.” [The Washington Post]

County Board Approves Bonuses for Police, Nurses — “The Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County, Virginia, voted Tuesday to authorize bonuses of up to $15,000 for new hires in certain jobs. The board authorized County Executive Bryan Hill to grant the bonuses, which Supervisor Pat Herrity called important to getting people into jobs ‘where we are losing recruits to surrounding jurisdictions.'” [WTOP]

Kite Flyers Reminded of Dangers — The county is reminding residents to avoid leaving kite string filament in trees or on the ground. County officials say that several incidents above Laurel Hill Park, the Central Green and Laurel Hill Golf Club. [Fairfax County Government]

Reston Association Pools Open for Extra Weekend — North Shore pool will be open this weekend from noon to 6 p.m. for members, adding a weekend to the typical pools season. [RA]

It’s Wednesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 78 and low of 60. Sunrise at 6:51 am and sunset at 7:20 pm. [Weather.gov]

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